Feb. 22, 2019 Staff Report
Police have made two more arrests in the broad daylight shooting at the 90th Street station platform that saw one person die earlier this month.
Tito Martinez-Alvarenga, 19, and Victor Lopez, 20, were arrested yesterday and charged with second degree murder, gang assault, kidnapping and criminal possession of a weapon in connection to the Feb. 3 shooting at the station, according to police. Abel Mosso, 20, died after being shot at several times.
Ramiro Gutierrez, the alleged 26-year-old gunman who is believed by police to be an MS-13 member, was arrested one day after the shooting. Mosso, the victim, is also believed to be part of the 18th Street gang—a rival group.
Police say Mosso was aboard a Manhattan-bound 7 train at around 12:45 p.m. when a dispute allegedly ensued between him and Gutierrez. The dispute then turned physical when the train reached the Elmhurst station, with several people, including the additional arrested suspects, surrounding Mosso as seen in viral bystander video of the scuffle.
About five to six shots from a gun were also heard on the video.