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Suspect Arrested In Connection With Triple Homicide Near Columbia University

Victims Heriberto Suazo (L) and Amaury Rodriguez (credit: Yonkers Police/Department Of Corrections)

Victims Heriberto Suazo (L) and Amaury Rodriguez (credit: Yonkers Police/Department Of Corrections)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) - A suspect has been arrested in the killings of three men who were shot to death on June 7th as they sat in a parked car near Columbia University’s campus in upper Manhattan.

Roberto Nunez, 30, of the Bronx was arrested on Saturday. Nunez has been charged with first and second degree murder, as well as criminal possession of a loaded firearm.

Police said that they have recovered the gun used in the killings. Additionally, they said that they have found DNA linking the suspect to the shootings. Police confirmed that the DNA came from a shirt that the gunman discarded near the crime scene.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said that the detectives assigned to the case did a masterful job.

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