Man held in Coney killing of girl

New York Daily News - - NEWS - BY JOHN ANNESE

A BROOK­LYN man faces mur­der charges for fa­tally shoot­ing his teenage neigh­bor in the hall­way of her apart­ment build­ing, po­lice said.

Jean Pierre Pacheco, 25, sur­ren­dered Tues­day, one week af­ter cops say he killed Alyssa Ro­driguez, 17, and wounded her boyfriend on the fourth floor of their Coney Is­land build­ing. Pacheco was ac­com­pa­nied by a lawyer, cops said.

Po­lice be­lieve Pacheco ar­gued with the cou­ple over a ro­man­tic ri­valry, though in an in­ter­view with NBC News 4 last week Alyssa’s mom de­nied re­ports that the shooter was her daugh­ter’s ex.

Alyssa and her boyfriend, Ar­mani McLeod, 20, knocked on Pacheco’s door in the Site 8 Houses on W. 35th St. min­utes be­fore the shoot­ing at 4:15 a.m. on Nov. 7, po­lice sources said.

One neigh­bor told the Daily News that Alyssa stepped out of her apart­ment, found McLeod and Pacheco ar­gu­ing, and told them to calm down.

“(McLeod) said some­body took his money,” a neigh­bor told The News. The woman heard McLeod bang­ing on Pacheco’s door again and then gun­shots, she told The News last week.

McLeod who was hit in the arm, tried to re­vive Alyssa, who died at Coney Is­land Hos­pi­tal.

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