17-year-old Alyssa Rodriguez was shot dead by a neighbor at her Brooklyn apartment early Tuesday morning. Her 20-year-old boyfriend, Armani McLeod was also shot in the arm during the altercation with Alyssa Rodiguez’s neighbor who is supposedly Alyssa’s ex.
Another neighbor, who declined to give her name, said she stepped out of her apartment and found McLeod and the suspect arguing.
According to a neighbor, Alyssa Rodriguez and Armani McLeod went to the door of another neighbor, 25-year-old Jean Pierre Pacheco, and accused him of owing them money at 4:15 am.
“I told them, ‘Calm down, stop arguing because people are sleeping,’ ” she said. “(McLeod) said somebody took his money. I said, ‘OK, let it go.’ Then he ran down the stairs.
The neighbour told Alyssa to drop it.
“I said, ‘Leave it, baby girl, just go in the house,’ ” the neighbor recalled. “She had no shoes on. Then (McLeod) came back up. She was crying, saying, ‘Let’s go in the house, let’s go in the house.’ Then I went back inside because I hear this every day, the bickering.”
A few minutes later, she heard McLeod banging on Pacheco’s door again.
Then she heard gunfire.
Another building resident, Steven McCain, 43, said he came out of his apartment when he heard the shot and found Alyssa on the floor face down . McLeod and a few other witnesses were around her, trying to revive her. By the time she was take to Coney Island hospital, she was pronounced dead.
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Jean Pierre Pacheco reportedly fled from the apartment and is currently on the run.