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Jacob Alvarenga Mejía, a 28-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter for fatally stabbing another Hispanic man who he allegedly caught stealing the wheels of his luxury car in Long Island (NY).
Alvarenga Mejía was at his home on Jericho Turnpike in Bellerose Village at about 1:30 a.m. on May 13 when he saw three men trying to steal the wheels and tires of his Toyota Highlander 2023 parked, Nassau County police said.
then the owner He came out with a large kitchen knife and stabbed several times in the upper torso. to one of the alleged crooks, Luis Pena, resident of the bronx (NYC) 22 years old. The trio fled the scene and the injured youth was taken to a NYC hospital by his two other alleged accomplices, police said.
Peña was pronounced dead at the hospital. Alvarenga Mejía was arrested without incident. In addition to the manslaughter charge, he faces a first-degree assault charge, he said. New York Post.
All charges are mere accusations and those charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
In and around NYC auto and parts theft, especially catalytic converters, It is one of the criminal categories that have increased since the pandemic and is sometimes accompanied by other crimes or violent incidents. Nearly 4,500 cars were stolen this year through the end of April in NYC, recognized the mayor.
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