April 11, 2019 By Meghan Sackman
A fundraiser set up to help cover the burial costs of a Jackson Heights man who was shot and killed earlier this week has reached over $4,000.
Jeffrey Arroyo, 31, was shot in the chest on Monday at around noon near his 88th Street home and was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
A day later, family and friends of Arroyo, a father of two, set up a GoFundMe page to help his mother cover the funeral expenses.
Over the course of two days, more than 50 people have donated as they aim to raise $10,000.
“We have lost a friend to many, a father to two beautiful kids, a son and a brother,” wrote Albert Munoz, the organizer of the GoFundMe. “We ask we come together to help his mother through this tough time and help with anything for burial cost and services.”
According to sources, a memorial has been set up across the street from Arroyo’s 37-14 88th Street home with candles and notes from those mourning his loss.
Police have arrested the alleged shooter, 49-year-old Nester Londono, with charges of manslaughter in the second degree, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Police say drug involvement is suspected but the motive for the shooting remains under investigation.
Rest in peace brother. And may your mom and children learn to live with their loss and make something positive out of this. I hope you the go fund me page makes it’s goal.
I love how I told a murder victim to rest in peace and his family to be positive and I get 18 thumbs down. People hate so much all they see is a dealer or an immigrant and no the tragedy if a young life gone.
The thing is if he was a dealer he was pedaling Poison. You know how many people die from overdosing in America its an epidemic. The fact that he is a POC is not relevant. However more details need to comeout before people pass judgement.
Maybe but he never forced poison on anyone. Users look for dealers to provide them with drugs. If people didn’t buy drugs the dealers would do something else. Either way these “poison peddlers” got to eat and their customers got to use. No one forces anyone to spend, and consume. I will say it again rest in peace Jeff Arroyo. May your family know peace as well.
I get what you’re saying users gotta use and someones gonna sell it to them. Doesn’t make the seller morally right. Big pharma pushed opioids on America doesn’t make them morally right either. So yea he sold drugs he chose the moral low ground and sure he’s gotta eat however I didn’t know drug dealing was the only form of income in America .
Damn bro i was just with you…you showed nothing but love and kindness you always gonna remember and missed..1418