Chaluisant was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, 경찰은 말했다.
Investigators at the scene later determined that the original location of the incident was near the Cross Bronx Expressway and Morris Avenue, about a half-mile away. 몇 시간 후, Middleton was arrested, 경찰은 말했다.
Officer ‘will be immediately suspended without pay’
“These very serious charges are in no way a reflection of the officers who work to keep our city safe every day,” said New York City Correction Commissioner Louis A. Molina. “This officer will be immediately suspended without pay, and if the charges are true he will face the full consequences of the law and be terminated.”
The city’s correction officers maintain security at jails and other detention centers.
Middleton has been a correction officer since 2013 and his current job was working at the department’s firing range in Rodman’s Neck in the Bronx, according to a Department of Correction spokesman.
Middleton went home and then to sleep after the shooting, according to another law enforcement official. He was then believed to have gone to his job at the firing range where he works, 관계자는 말했다. Middleton was arrested by police at the gun range Thursday afternoon, 관계자는 말했다.
While in custody, Middleton made incriminating statements to investigators, 관계자는 말했다.
레티시아 제임스 뉴욕 법무장관’ office will handle the case, as it does when someone is killed by law enforcement. A spokeswoman for James did not have a comment.
The union that represents Middleton did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Investigators are still searching for surveillance video of the shooting.
The NYPD said in a tweet Thursday, shortly after it announced Middleton’s arrest, that bead blasters that “shoot gel water beads propelled by a spring-loaded air pump” qualify as air rifles, which are illegal in New York City.
An NYPD spokesperson said the tweet was not in response to the shooting, but because other cases involving gel water beads have occurred recently.
Investigators still are trying to determine where the shooting took place, according to the second law enforcement official. Chaluisant was in the front passenger seat being driven by a friend when they were spotted going against traffic, 관계자는 말했다. Investigators believe they were going to a nearby hospital.
The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators, 관계자는 말했다.