A teenager is arrested in New York for shooting a Jamaican immigrant after a dispute at a Dunkin’ Donuts outlet. The incident took place in March and 18-year-old Santiana Rodriguez was arrested on Monday, the independent reported.
According to Bronx police, Ms Rodriguez got into an argument with 24-year-old Stephen Stuart at the Dunkin’ on East Gun Hill Road in Williamsbridge, accusing him of standing too close and “disrespecting her,” police said. . WNBC† Ms Rodriguez then reportedly called her boyfriend for help.
Both Mrs. Rodriguez and Mr. Stuart left the Dunkin’ Donuts outlet without incident, but police say she tracked down the man with the help of her friend. WNBC further reported. Shortly afterwards, the boyfriend shot Mr Stuart, the report said, citing police.
While Ms. Rodriguez is under arrest, her boyfriend is still at large, according to the independent†
Police have released video footage from a CCTV camera installed near the Dunkin’ Donuts store showing Ms Rodriguez leaving the store after picking up her order. She was seen wearing a black hooded sweater, black pants and white sneakers.
The incident was widely reported in March by various news channels in the US. CBS News carried a story stating that Mr. Stuart had moved to the Bronx just three months before the shooting.
CBS News also spoke to his aunt after the incident, who said, “I’m surprised someone would hurt him like that over nothing.”
He reportedly worked in a restaurant and sent money to his mother and two sisters.
Police had previously discussed a video taken the day of the shooting at the Dunkin’ Donuts store, which showed that the woman and the victim had no physical contact.