Tuesday, August 24, 2010
'Most Wanted' fugitive nabbed in Bx.
A violent woman featured on "America's Most Wanted" during her 15 years on the lam in the point-blank shooting a man in Connecticut was nabbed after she beat up her boyfriend in The Bronx, cops said yesterday.
Patricia Carrion's run from the law finally came to an end at around 4 a.m. Saturday, when cops arrested her on charges of assaulting the 30-year-old man on Sheridan Avenue in Morrisania, authorities said.
When they brought Carrion, who claimed her name was Yesima Hernandez, back to the station house, her fingerprints revealed her true identity, sources said.
On the lam for 15 years. In 1995, in Meriden, Conn., Carrion, now 37, pulled a .32-caliber revolver from her waistband, shouted, "What are you doing on our block?" and shot a 20-year-old man four times in the chest, police said.
The victim survived and cops soon fingered Carrion, who allegedly had more than 80 bags of cocaine in her home, for the shooting.
Charges from The Bronx assault were dropped after her beau refused to cooperate, but Carrion is being held pending extradition to Connecticut.