Man shot in the chest in Jackson Heights dies of injuries, police take suspect into custody (UPDATED)

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Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a shooting that left a man dead in Jackson Heights on Monday.

According to authorities, at 11:57 a.m. on April 8, police responded to a 911 call regarding a man shot in the vicinity of 88th Street and 37th Avenue. Upon their arrival, officers found 31-year-old Jeffrey Arroyo at the location with a gunshot wound to his chest.

EMS responded to the scene and transported Arroyo to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police arrested a suspect who was in the building near where the victim was shot. Authorities believe that Arroyo was shot in connection to a crime and police are investigating the case as a homicide.

Updated on April 9 at 8:45 a.m.

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