Deadly jacket: Latino teenager executed after mistaking him for his clothes for a gang member in Queens, New York

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Cristóbal Alfredo Ixquier Mejía, a 19-year-old young man, was shot to death last night in Queens (NYC), because apparently they assumed he was a member of the “Bloods” gang.

The teenager allegedly drinking outside 147th Place and Jamaica Avenue, half a mile from home, just before 10 pm, when two people approached. He was wearing a red jacket, prompting the duo to ask him if he was a “Blood” gang member. the NYPD said.

Then one of the men opened fire and shot him in the chest. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Hours later, around 1:45 am today Friday, the police arrested Shareese Smith (20), Brooklyn resident in connection with the murder. He was charged with charges of homicide and possession of weapons, said the police.

It was unclear this morning if the victim or suspect had gang affiliations, he said. New York Post.

The murder in Queens came just hours after another Hispanic, José García (35), was shot and killed while visiting a NYCHA building in the Bronx, near his home.

In a similar case, Esteban Alvarado-Bonilla (29) was shot dead by members of MS-13 in a Long Island (NY) store in 2017 because He wore a Peyton Manning jersey with his Denver Broncos team number 18, and they thought it was part of the rival gang “Calle 18”.

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