Wagswoofs – The District Attorney’s office said Tuesday that the man from New York who was shot in the back of the head in a diner used to date the suspect’s ex-girlfriend.
Heiton Camacho-Bonilla, 37, is accused of shooting Harrison Ferreiras, 37, at the Seafood King Fish Market in Washington Heights on December 6. According to WABC, the suspect took Ferreiras’ phone and then demanded that a restaurant employee hand over her phone and the cash from the register.
Officials are now claiming that Camacho-Bonilla orchestrated the robbery in order to make it appear as though the attack on Ferreiras was a random act. However, the truth is that Camacho-Bonilla was actually driven by jealousy towards the victim’s relationship with his ex-partner.
According to officials, Ferreiras had a short-lived romantic relationship with the mother of Camacho-Bonilla’s child, about eight months after Camacho-Bonilla’s own relationship with her had ended.
According to the New York Post, Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Alexander Patton informed the judge that this act was premeditated, deliberate, and callous. He also emphasized that it was only due to sheer luck that the victim survived, albeit with significant injuries and pain.
“Camacho-Bonilla tried to kill the victim out of jealousy and pretended it was a theft to throw investigators off the scent.”
According to WABC, Ferreiras was taken to the hospital in serious condition after being hit in the cheek by a bullet. His health is safe now, but his mother told the New York Post that her son can’t talk right now.
Camacho-Bonilla faced charges of attempted murder, robbery, and assault.