Bronx’s “Number One Enemy” has been captured.
Ruben (Chullo) Pizzano, 23, was caught after a tipster led law enforcement to Pizzaro.
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It wasn’t the first time Pizzaro had shot Rivera. In 2011, the two came to blows — and shots were fired. In that case, Rivera wouldn’t cooperate with law enforcement.
A tipster, responding to a media blitz, point cops
“The city is much safe tonight with him off the streets,” said NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce.
Noted New York Criminal Defense Attorney, Arkady Bukh, says that the biggest gangs in NYC are influenced by the Department of Corrections.
“Since 1993, the Bloods have been the machine in Rikers Island,” said Bukh. “From there, the gangs filter out into the streets. The staying power of the local Blood sets despite the gang sweeps and crackdowns has been remarkable.
Gangs are found in every corner of New York City. This map, based on data from the city’s police department, shows that gang territories overlap as they spread throughout the city.