Third bust in fatal shooting at New York motorcycle sale

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A third suspect was arrested this week in connection with the fatal daylight shooting of a man at a motorcycle sale in the Bronx, cops said.

Leonardo Hernandez, 25, was arrested at his Bronx home on Tuesday and charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the May 18 murder of Jefferson Hernandez, 20, a announced the police.

There is no apparent relationship between the two men.

Jefferson Hernandez, of Spring Valley, Rockland County, drove to East 144th and Exterior streets in Mott Haven with three other men to buy 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 with the victim — in a black Chevrolet Trailblazer with a U-Haul flatbed trailer attached — were uninjured.

Jefferson Hernandez was shot and killed May 18 while driving to Mott Haven to purchase a Kawasaki motorcycle found on Facebook Marketplace, authorities said.

Two other men have already been arrested in connection with the murder, cops said.

Joan Vasquez, 32, has been charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon, cops said.

Manuel Reyes, 23, faces charges of murder, manslaughter, assault and possession of a weapon in connection with the fatal shooting, police said.

Exterior shot of East 144 Street in the Bronx
The fatal shooting occurred around 3:40 p.m. on East 144th and Exterior streets.
Peter Gerber

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

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