Boyfriend arrested in murder of his baby’s mother: NYPD

Boyfriend arrested in murder of his baby’s mother: NYPD
Robert Rodriguez is a a suspect in the murder of Luz Cuza, the mother of his child. He was arrested Sept. 17 on five counts of murder, criminial possession of a substance, and criminal possession of a weapon.
By Naeisha Rose

Cambria Heights resident Robert Rodriguez, 31, was arrested as a suspect in the shooting death of the mother of his young son, Luz Cuza. who died Sunday, police said.

Cuza, 34, a South Jamaica resident, was just one minute away from her home when she was shot in the head and found unresponsive in the wee hours of the morning near 147th Street and 133rd Avenue, the NYPD said.

EMS later sent her to Jamaica Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to authorities.

Police apprehended Rodriguez near his home at 115th Avenue and 225th Street the same day and charged him with murder, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal possession of marijuana, police said.

The investigation was ongoing, according to authorities.

Reach reporter Naeisha Rose by e-mail at nrose@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

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