DA Declines To Prosecute Case Against Man Who Turned Himself In Harlem DJ Hit-And-Dun

December 24, 2016

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s is not prosecuting the case against the 27-year-old man who turned himself in for the hit-and-run killing of radio DJ Jean Paul Guerrero, also known as Jinx Paul, at this time, a law enforcement source told Patch.

The source said there was insufficient evidence to proceed at this time.

Reports in ABC-7 and NBC New York cited a witness report that apparently described a woman getting out of the driver’s side of the car after the crash.

Funeral services for Guerrero were held Friday in Washington Heights. Spanish Broadcasting System and La Mega 97.9, the radio station Guerrero DJed for, invited “the entire New York community to attend this funeral to our beloved family member and colleague.”

On Tuesday politicians and colleagues of Guerrero from La Mega 97.9 called on the hit-and-run driver to surrender to police.

“We are gathered here because once again a driver has committed a reckless and cowardly act,” City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez said Tuesday. “They took a life on our streets and then drove away into the night.”

Guerrero’s fellow DJs at La Mega 97.9 described the Harlem resident as a proud New York City native who was following his dream to become a DJ.

“He was a man who was filled with humbleness and happiness,” Eric Garcia, general manager of La Mega 97.9, said Tuesday. “He was the soul of our radio station beloved by everybody. I still can’t get over the amount of sympathy and support that we’ve gotten from everyone.”

Guerrero was killed Monday morning around 4 a.m. when he was crossing the intersection of Jamaica and Sheffield avenues in the East New York section of Brooklyn, NYPD Chief of Transportation Thomas Chan said at a Tuesday press conference. Guerrero had just finished DJing an event at a nearby nightclub and was crossing the street to get into a cab to take him home.

Photo courtesy of Spanish Broadcasting Systems/La Mega 97.9

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