Member of the popular series Law and order: organized crime shot dead early Tuesday morning in New York, while on the set of the show’s third season.
According to reports, the man identified by the police as Johnny Pizarro, 31, was a law enforcement worker who was shot while sitting in his car: An unknown person approached, opened the car door, and shot him in the head and neck.
The car was parked on North Henry Street, near Norman Street, in the Green Point neighborhood, where Universal Television producers set up a movie set.
after the attack, The victim was taken to Woodhull Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. In the meantime, production decided to suspend all activities for the rest of the day.
“We are deeply saddened and shocked to hear that a member of our team has been the victim of a crime this morning and has died as a result,” NBC and Universal Television said in a joint statement.
We are working with the local police while the investigation continues.. Our hearts are with his family and friends and we ask that you respect his privacy during this time.”
According to the NYPD, Pizarro arrived early at the scene – where filming will take place this Tuesday – as part of monitoring the parking lot and its security. At the moment, it is not clear whether the killer knew him or not, and it is not clear what was the motive behind the attack.
According to the testimonies of some witnesses, the killer was wearing a black hooded shirt and black pants.
Law and order: organized crime It is one of three programs Law and order It is currently broadcast on NBC, and is often filmed outdoors in the New York area.
In addition to organized crimehe is too Law & Order: Special Victims Unit s Law and orderwhich is back on the air for the twenty-first season.
The series follows detectives from the Bureau of Organized Crime as they work to dismantle the most violent illegal business in New York City.