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NYC police credit subway cameras in leading to arrest of 3 in fatal shooting

On Monday, New York Police arrested three people in connection to the shooting death of a Bronx father who was killed while on his way to Manhattan aboard a subway train on Friday. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
On Monday, New York Police arrested three people in connection to the shooting death of a Bronx father who was killed while on his way to Manhattan aboard a subway train on Friday. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 27 (UPI) -- New York Police arrested three suspects on Monday in connection to the shooting death of a Bronx father on a moving subway train on Friday.

Authorities in tactical gear converged on a Bronx apartment complex and arrested Betty Cotto, 38, Justin Herde, 24, and Alfredo Trinidad, 42, one at a time. They were taken into custody in the death of Alfredo William Alvarez, who was shot once on the train Friday morning.

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Police said the three were on the train with Alvarez, headed for Manhattan. An argument started between Alvarez and one of the suspects, police said, adding that it escalated into a fight with all three suspects allegedly attacking Alvarez.

Alvarez died at St. Barnabas Hospital after suffering a puncture wound to the chest.

NYC Transit Chief Michael Kemper said subway cameras played a huge role in leading to the arrest. He said cameras captured the suspects leaving the train at the 182nd-193rd Streets station.

Kemper said murder is a rare occurrence on the subway, while most crimes involve property theft.

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