Suffolk County police and federal agents Friday apprehended a 48-year-old Manhattan man suspected in last week’s carjacking death of a 69-year-old soup kitchen volunteer in North Bay Shore.
Edwin Gutierrez was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and attempted grand larceny. He will be held overnight at the Third Precinct and will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.
Suffolk County Homicide Squad detectives and U.S. Marshals arrested Gutierrez near his home on West 156th Street in Manhattan, authorities said.
The arrest came exactly one week after Gutierrez allegedly attempted to steal a Hyundai from a Pine Aire Drive 7-Eleven parking lot early in the morning and then ran over the owner of the vehicle when he attempted to stop him, police said.
Dionel Ramirez, of North Amityville, was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was pronounced dead.
Ramirez left his car running while he went inside the store to pick up food he was going to deliver to a soup kitchen, police said.