16-year-old arrested in deadly triple shooting outside Inwood subway station

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024
16-year-old arrested in deadly triple shooting outside Inwood subway station
Marcus Solis has the latest on the 16-year-old arrested in the deadly shooting outside Inwood subway station.

INWOOD, Manhattan (WABC) -- A 16-year-old has been arrested and charged in connection to a deadly shooting outside a subway station in upper Manhattan late Sunday night.

Police said Wednesday that the teenager was arrested late Tuesday night and charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

The shooting happened near the steps of the 207th Street subway station in Inwood just before midnight.

Two men were killed and a third man was also shot but survived. None of the victims are believed to have been the intended targets.

James Michael, 44, was shot in the face and pronounced dead at Harlem Hospital.

Alejandro Ramirez, 45, was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital. He was shot while walking home after his shift at Pizza Palace.

A memorial is growing in the neighborhood where he worked for 30 years, including the last decade where he worked at the pizzeria.

Now his community is left in shock, remembering him as a wonderful man and hard worker.

Ramirez is survived by a 24-year-old son and his co-workers are organizing a GoFundMe to help pay for funeral expenses.

The motive is believed to linked to ongoing marijuana sales at the location.

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