NYPD releases photos of two men wanted in connection with 2019 Ridgewood shooting

Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Police released photos of two men they believe shot a 23-year-old in Ridgewood a little over a year ago on Thursday.

On Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, police arrived to 62-44 60th St., around 10:52 p.m., to find Alexander Pedraja with a gunshot wound to his back, according to the NYPD. Following the shooting, two men were observed on surveillance video, released by the NYPD this week, fleeing the scene in a dark-colored sedan south on 60th Street.

Pedraja, who was across the street from his Ridgewood home when he was shot, was rushed to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, where he was pronounced dead.

Surveillance footage further shows two men on the stoop of the house Pedraja was shot in front of, moments before the gun fire occurred, police said.


Anyone with information regarding this incident can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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