Two males have been arrested within the slaying of 11-year-old Brexialee Torres-Ortiz, who was shot useless whereas strolling residence after shopping for milk close to her residence, authorities introduced Thursday.
Two of the three suspects believed to be concerned within the Jan. 16 taking pictures, an 18-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, have been arrested Wednesday on expenses together with second-degree homicide, Syracuse Police Chief Joe Cecile introduced at a information convention Thursday. They have been arraigned Thursday morning, Onondaga County District Legal professional Invoice Fitzpatrick mentioned.
The third suspect, a 16-year-old, is thought to police and is a resident at a juvenile facility within the New York Metropolis space, the place he was positioned by a household courtroom choose, Fitzpatrick mentioned.
He was “on a furlough from the power” on the day Brexialee was killed, Fitzpatrick mentioned.
“We will likely be addressing extra details about him at such time he is in custody,” he mentioned.
Brexialee had simply left a nook retailer that was about 100 yards from her condo when she was shot by gunmen in a automobile who have been firing at another person, authorities mentioned. A 19-year-old man was additionally shot on the scene and survived, the chief mentioned.
Police zeroed in on the suspects after figuring out the stolen automobile that the photographs have been fired from, the chief mentioned.
Brexialee, president of her fifth grade class and a part of her faculty’s excessive honors program, “was a rare younger woman,” the chief mentioned Thursday.
“The tales we began to listen to about her taking good care of her classmates … [she was] their advocate so they might succeed the way in which she was succeeding,” Cecile mentioned.