NYPD Names Jesus Alejandro Rivas-Figueroa as Midtown Shooting Suspect: The NYPD has named a 15-year-old suspect, Jesus Alejandro Rivas-Figueroa, as a possible suspect in a shooting that happened in Midtown, especially in a sporting goods store in Times Square. The shooting caused a lot of trouble in New York City. One of the tourists was hurt in this incident on Thursday night, which raised public safety worries and led to a city-wide search for the teenager.
NYPD Names Jesus Alejandro Rivas-Figueroa as Midtown Shooting Suspect
A man from Venezuela named Jesus Alejandro Rivas-Figueroa is at the center of this huge search right now. The incident in Times Square is tied to Rivas-Figueroa. He is also thought to have been involved in an armed robbery in the Bronx and another shooting in Midtown. The NYPD thinks he is “armed and dangerous” because of these serious accusations. He is said to have a “very large”.40 caliber pistol with him.
The events of the shooting in Times Square are especially scary. Reports say that Rivas-Figueroa and two other shoplifters broke into the JD Sports store on January 27. When the shoplifter, who was reportedly Rivas-Figueroa, was confronted by a security guard, she pulled out a gun and shot a 38-year-old tourist in the leg. As police chased the suspects, there was a lot of chaos. Rivas-Figueroa is accused of shooting at an officer twice, but both times he missed.
Rivas-Figueroa came to New York in September of last year and stayed at the Stratford Hotel on West 70th Street, which is a temporary shelter. His stay there has made people more aware of how the city handles refugees and how safe its temporary housing is. As the investigation goes on, the Stratford Hotel, which is now a hub of police activity, is being closely looked at for its security measures because it houses migrants.
The event has caused a lot of worry among both New Yorkers and tourists, making people wonder about the safety of tourists in the city and how well the city is helping and watching over refugees staying in temporary shelters. The city is still on high alert because of the search for Rivas-Figueroa. Police are asking anyone who knows where he is to come forward.