Second suspect arrested in Bronx murder at motorcycle sale

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A second suspect was arrested this week in connection with the broad daylight killing of a man at a motorcycle sale in the Bronx, cops said.

Joan Vasquez, 32, of the Bronx, was arrested late Wednesday afternoon and charged with murder, manslaughter, assault and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the May 18 murder. , of Jefferson Hernandez, 20, cops said.

Hernandez, of Spring Valley, Rockland County, drove to East 144th and Exterior streets in Mott Haven with three other men to purchase a Kawasaki motorcycle they found on Facebook Marketplace, authorities said.

He was shot in the head around 3:40 p.m. and rushed to Lincoln Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, cops said.

The trio who drove down with Hernandez — in a black Chevrolet Trailblazer with a U-Haul flatbed trailer attached — were uninjured.

Jefferson Hernandez traveled to the Bronx from Rockland County to buy a motorcycle he found on Facebook Marketplace when he was murdered.
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Murder of Jefferson Hernandez
Joan Vasquez, 32, was arrested and charged with murder, manslaughter and other charges.
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Murder of Jefferson Hernandez
Police had previously arrested Manuel Reyes, they say they are looking for a total of four people.
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Cops announced earlier this week that another man has been arrested in connection with Hernandez’s murder.

Manuel Reyes, 23, was arrested and charged with murder, manslaughter, assault and possession of a weapon, cops said.

Cops initially said they were looking for a total of four people in connection with the murder – but had no information on any other suspects on Thursday.

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