Authorities reported Thursday morning that the gunman who tragically murdered an innocent Uber driver during a gun struggle with a juvenile in Harlem earlier this year was apprehended.
Joselito Domena, 23, of the Bronx, is charged with murder, attempted murder, weapon possession, and reckless endangerment in the Sept. 4 shooting that killed 21-year-old driver Kuldip Singh and injured a 15-year-old child with whom he was exchanging gunfire, according to police.
Domena surrendered to the 32nd Precinct shortly before 9:30 a.m., accompanied by his lawyer, according to officers.
Outside the police station, Domena’s mother attempted to assault a Post photographer, saying, “That’s my son!” “Stop photographing!”
“You’re not going to pass me!” You’re going to have to put some pressure on me!” She screamed at the photographer, obstructing his photography.
“Do you have children?” Before being restrained by officers, she fumed, “You sorry son of a b—h.”
Singh, who was shot in the head during the incident near West 131st Street and Eighth Avenue, was brought to Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital and died three days later, according to authorities.
The alleged gunman, a 15-year-old boy, was wounded in the exchange and was taken to the hospital in stable condition. On Thursday, cops were still looking into his possible role in the case.
Bir-Bahadur Singh, Singh’s father, told The Washington Post that his son, the youngest of three siblings, lived with his parents and was their main provider, while also sending money to his brother and sister in India to help them make ends meet.
He blamed the city for his son’s death, accusing officials of failing to do enough to stop the city’s rampant violence.
“The city bears responsibility,” Bir-Bahadur Singh stated. “How can I be held responsible for anything else?”
“I am frustrated by the city’s violence,” he continued. “This is what I blame because I live in New York City.” We’ve been contributing to the city since we first arrived, and this is the reward?
Domena was identified as a suspect in late October and police said security footage linked him to the shooting.
He has never been arrested before.