A preferred Brooklyn filming location grew to become a real-life crime scene early this morning when a crew member from Regulation & Order: Organized Crime was fatally shot whereas doing his job.
Johnny Pizarro, a resident of Queens, was employed for the manufacturing of Regulation & Order. The crew member was reportedly “working as an out of doors agent” and his job was to “be sure the road was clear so automobiles affiliated with the present might park”. The daddy-of-six was stated to have been putting cones and “no parking” indicators alongside the block early that morning, because the present can be filming a scene there later within the day.
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In line with CBS New York, residents of the Greenpoint neighborhood heard commotion exterior round 5 this morning however didn’t even understand the noises have been gunshots. A neighborhood resident instructed the outlet:
“We didn’t even actually suspect it was gunshots, so we simply went again to sleep … They at all times [have a] taking pictures location round right here. Regulation & Order, NYPD Blue.”
The neighborhood is such a preferred filming location, particularly for true crime and police exhibits, the residents didn’t even assume that the unimaginable had occurred. It wasn’t till later when the locals started to get up and “see regulation enforcement in every single place” — actual ones, not actors in costumes — did they understand one thing severe had occurred. So scary!
As reported by the New York Metropolis Police Division, Pizarro was sitting in his automotive at 5:15 a.m. when an unidentified particular person approached the automobile and opened the door. Senselessly, the suspect fired off a number of photographs which hit the 31-year-old within the “neck, face, and chest”.
The sufferer was transported to Woodhull Hospital Middle and pronounced lifeless solely 45 minutes later. Simply terrible…
NYPD haven’t been unable to determine a suspect or a transparent motive right now. The assault occurred in what’s thought of a really protected space the place crimes hardly ever happen, which solely raises extra questions. Till this incident, there had not been a homicide within the precinct this complete 12 months. Why would somebody simply randomly open a automotive door and begin taking pictures in a really safe neighborhood? And the place they’re about to movie a cop present… Such an odd state of affairs…
A spokeswoman for NBC and Common, the businesses which make Organized Crime, stated in a press release:
“We have been terribly saddened and shocked to listen to that certainly one of our crew members was the sufferer of against the law early this morning and has died in consequence. We’re working with native regulation enforcement as they proceed to analyze.”
The shooter continues to be at giant and police have described a possible suspect as “a brief, skinny man in a black hooded sweatshirt and darkish pants” who was seen “working away from the world the crime occurred”. Watch the total replace (under):
Our hearts exit to Johnny’s household and family members, could they get the justice and solutions they deserve in such a heartbreaking state of affairs.
[Image via YouTube/CBS New York]