Pawnshop murder suspect arrested
NYPD detectives escort Rondolfo Lopez-Portillo, 48, of Queens, out of the 103rd Precinct station house and to an unmarked car to be taken to central booking. Lopez-Portillo is accused of fatally beating the owner of a pawnshop inside the store.
NEW YORK - The NYPD has arrested a suspect in connection with the brutal fatal beating with a metal pipe of a Queens pawnshop owner back in March.
Authorities charged Rondolfo A. Lopez-Portillo, 48, of Queens, with murder, robbery, and criminal possession of a weapon, according to the NYPD.
Police accused Lopez-Portillo of walking into Global Pawn Shop on Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica on March 28 and then hitting store owner Arasb Shoughi, 60, in the head several times with an object. FOX 5 News reported that the weapon used was a metal pipe.
EMS rushed Shoughi to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.
Shoughi died from his wounds on April 17, police said.
60-year-old man struck with metal pipe
A 60-year-old man was struck with a metal pipe multiple times inside a pawn shop on Jamaica Avenue.