Police said 29-year-old Luis Jaime, of Manhattan, was charged with murder, assault, menacing and criminal position of a weapon in connection to the death of 37-year-old Jose Alvarado
The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on Amsterdam Avenue, just north of 144th Street.
Police said Alvarado just finished making a delivery when he was ambushed and shot once in the head. It appears he was caught completely off guard.
Alvarado was rushed to Harlem Hospital but did not survive.
The suspect fled the scene and police said it does not appear to be a robbery, as nothing was taken from the victim. A motive remains unclear.
On August 29th at approximately 10:30 pm, this individual fatally shot a Papa John’s pizza deliveryman in front of 1709 Amsterdam Ave. We need your help identifying him. If you recognize him or have any information please call the 30th Pct. Sqd. at 212-690-8852. #wanted pic.twitter.com/xIpmgZMtzx— NYPD 30th Precinct (@NYPD30Pct) August 30, 2018
A nearby resident said he would see Alvarado once a week when he got pizza.
"I remember he was hard-working, he struck me as a guy with integrity," Lenn Brown said. "I thought he was conscientious, we would talk current events and politics. He seemed to be an amicable kind of guy."
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