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Woman Killed by Stray Bullet That Entered Jackson Heights Apartment Wednesday: NYPD

The woman was found inside 91-16 34th Ave. (Google Maps)

Sept. 30, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

A 43-year-old woman was killed by a stray bullet that went through her bedroom window in Jackson Heights early Wednesday, police said.

Bertha Arriaga, who lived in an apartment on 34th Avenue near 92nd Street, was discovered by her 14-year-old son lying on the floor in her bedroom at around 12:45 a.m., according to police.

He called the police and cops found Arriaga with a gunshot wound to the head and EMS pronounced her dead at the scene.

Police said there were reports of gunfire in the area at the time.

Arriaga had heard noises outside on the street and went to look out the window when she was shot, her brother-in-law told PIX11 News.

Arriaga’s husband, Jorge Aguilar, who was sleeping in another room when the incident occurred, tried to perform CPR on his wife, the news outlet reported.

The victim is also survived by two other sons aged 10 and 6, according to PIX11 News.

Aguilar said that she was an extraordinary wife and a devoted mother.

“She was the best wife of all…She cared deeply about the kids,” Aguilar told PIX11 News.

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made, police said.


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Show some concern Senator Jessica Ramos

This horrific crime in Jackson Heights that took a mother of 3 young children should bring attention to the increase of crime plaguing this community. Jessica Ramos says and does nothing about incidents like this. Senator Jessica Ramos.

Concerned Jackson Heights Resident

Is there a gofundme for the widower and his family? This is hearbreaking

Concerned Jackson Heights Resident

Unfortunately, our local reps Ramos, Cruz, Dromm, and nominee Gonzales-Rojas have joined the baseless choir of “defund the police” without properly studying the impact of public safety in our community. It’s easy to appear progressive and get points by appealing to popularity, much harder to solve problems analytically and dispassionately. We need problem solvers, not panderers.

Duke of Heights

Senator Jessica Ramos should speak about this tragedy, 3 young children without their mother . The senator should focus about the increase of violence in Jackson Heights instead of rallying for open bars .

DeBlasio city ?

The blood of this victim is on the Mayor Bill DeBlasio hands , violence in the city keeps going up . This NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio & his people are not letting the police do their jobs. Combat crime , protect the community. By far the worse mayor this city has ever had.

Stop and Frisk works. ??

Another victim of Mayor Bill DeBlasio and his administration, his policies, his relaxed attitude towards crime in the city. Bring back stop and frisk, bring back the anti-crime unit, plain clothes officers. Think about the victims and their families.

no conviction in 92% of stop-n-frisk arrests

HUGE waste of taxpayer money and limited NYPD resources. Another tax ‘n spend republican, sad!

Do something Senator Jessica Ramos

Where’s Senator Jessica Ramos ? she should do more about combating crime.


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