On June 2, 2013 in East Harlem a shooting had occurred on the 400 block of East 105th Street and Luciano Cajigas, 28, had been murdered. The suspect in the case had been identified as Edwin Burgos, 57, but had evaded capture all this time despite the fact that his mugshot had been distributed to the public as a person of interest.
That is until September 10, 2106 when Officers Murphy & Servia of N.Y.P.D.’s 19th Pct. pulled him over for a minor traffic violation of making an illegal U-Turn as he turned left from E. 86th St. onto Lexington Ave.
The officers quickly learned that Burgos was wanted for the 2013 murder of Cajigas, who was shot several times in the chest during the late-night altercation.
Burgos was taken uptown to the 23rd Precinct and charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon, police said. He was being held on $200,000 bail and is set to return to court on Sept. 12 for a pre-arraignment hearing.
The moral of the story is:
- There is no such thing as a “Routine Traffic Stop”
- To the motorist asking if the officer has anything better to do “They might just be doing the better thing, they never know”
- NYPD proves again, that they have some great cops on their Department – congratulations to Officers Murphy & Servia for protecting and serving the citizens of New York City!