(ThePatriotSource.com)- You may have seen the footage shared recently on social media that showed a man walking along the street in the Bronx with his young daughter when a car pulled up beside them. The window wound down and the father was shot dead in front of his toddler daughter. The shocking footage became international headlines and New York police officers immediately began searching for the shooter.
On Thursday, three arrests were made in connection with the July 5 incident. Fox 5 reports that a 21-year-old from the Bronx, Davon Delks, was arrested along with another Bronx man, Devon Vines, and a 25-year-old man from Staten Island called Laquan Heyward. All three of the suspects are understood to be members of a gang.
New York Police Chief Rodney Harrison tweeted on July 16 that members of the Bronx Violent Felony Squad apprehended and arrested the suspects with the help of the Criminal Enterprise Investigations Section.
Earlier this morning, members of the Bronx Violent Felony Squad with the assistance of Bronx Warrants, 44 Pct Squad, the Criminal Enterprise Investigations Section, and TARU apprehended & arrested Davon Delks, Laquan Heyward, and Devon Vines for the Homicide of Anthony Robinson. pic.twitter.com/0sddj0OVZZ
— Chief Rodney Harrison (@NYPDDetectives) July 16, 2020
Remember, this is the police force that Mayor Bill de Blasio is defunding. Just saying.
If this is the first time you’re seeing the footage, be warned that it’s disturbing. Thankfully the young child was able to escape from the scene unharmed after her father was shot while crossing the road on Sheridan Avenue at E 170th Street.
Police spent time investigating whether the shooting was connected to a shooting that took place just the evening prior.
New York Daily News reported that the girlfriend of the victim, Stephanie Quinonez, was delighted to hear about the arrest.
“I’m so happy!! I’m crying happy tears,” she told reports. “Thank you so much!”
The arrests take place as New York City sees an unprecedented rise in violent crime and shootings. Mayor de Blasio recently said that he would be stripping some $1 billion in funding from the NYPD, and getting rid of 600 plain-clothes police officers who focused on tackling gun and knife crime.