Robert Nunez Charged With Murder Of Three People In Car

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the indictment of ROBERTO NUNEZ, 30, on charges of Murder in the First Degree and Murder in the Second Degree for the shooting deaths of three men in Harlem last month.[1] The victims’ bodies were found inside a parked car in Harlem. Sixteen days after the shooting, members of the NYPD apprehended the defendant in the Bronx.

“The defendant has now been indicted for shooting three people point-blank while sitting beside them in a car, and leaving their bodies on display for all to see,” said District Attorney Vance. “This violence shocks the conscience and is unacceptable. My Office will continue to aggressively prosecute violent crime and the drug trade that fuels the proliferation of guns on our streets.”

According to the charging documents filed in court and statements made on the record in court, on June 7, 2012, NUNEZ was seated in the backseat of a BMW parked on West 122ndStreet between Broadway and Claremont Avenue in Harlem when he shot three people with a .38-caliber revolver. The car’s owner, Heriberto Suazo, was seated in the front passenger seat and struck once in the head. Amaury Rodriguez, who was in the driver’s seat, was shot once, and Luis Catalan, who was seated next to the defendant in the back seat, was shot three times.

Assistant District Attorneys David Drucker, Senior Trial Counsel, and Tiana Walton are prosecuting the case under the supervision of Warren Murray, Chief of Trial Bureau 50. District Attorney Vance thanked the New York City Police Department and the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for their work in this investigation.

Defendant Information:


Bronx, NY


Murder in the First Degree, a class A felony, three counts
Murder in the Second Degree, a class A felony, three counts