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A Brooklyn man who was locked up for criminal possession of a weapon in May 2017 has also been charged with murder this week for allegedly killing a Far Rockaway man and dumping his body in Springfield Gardens nearly a year ago.
Richard Bodley, 30, was hit on Tuesday with murder charges for the May 1, 2017 shooting death of Angel Guerrido, 45.
According to police, at 7:42 a.m. on May 1, 2017, officers from the 105th Precinct responded to a 911 call regarding an unconscious man behind a warehouse at 148-36 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. Upon their arrival, cops found Guerrido unconscious and unresponsive with wounds to his chest area.
Paramedics responded to the scene and declared Guerrido dead. According to the criminal complaint, the Medical Examiner found a gunshot wound in Guerrido’s chest, which was determined the cause of death; the case was then ruled a homicide.
According to the criminal complaint from the Queens District Attorney’s office, at 7:30 p.m. on May 14, 2017, police saw Bodley, 30, standing in a Brooklyn parking lot with the van, smoking a marijuana cigarette.
Officers took him into custody after he was found with a loaded 9-millimeter pistol clipped to his ankle. Bodley also had a debit card with Guerrido’s name on it in his possession.
The criminal complaint states that Bodley told police, in sum and substance, that between April 30 and May 1, 2017, Bodley was driving Guerrido to a Queens mosque. After he dropped Guerrido off, another unknown individual fired his weapon at Guerrido.
Guerrido re-entered the vehicle, and four to five minutes later, prosecutors said, the individual allegedly shot at the van six times.
Bodley told police that he fired his gun, which was the same gun that he had in his possession on May 14, two times in the direction of the gunfire, shattering his window.
According to the criminal complaint, Bodley then looked for a place to remove Guerrido from his vehicle, and left his body behind the warehouse in Springfield Gardens. He did not call 911 or render assistance to Guerrido.
Bodley also allegedly told police that he threw out a fired bullet and two shell casings that he had recovered from his vehicle. He then cleaned up the blood and shattered glass, covered the broken window and removed the license plates. Bodley also took Guerrido’s debit card, which he found later.
Bodley was initially arrested on May 16, 2017, on charges of criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of stolen property and tampering with evidence in relation to Guerrido’s death.