“Regulation & Order” employee gunned down at set in Brooklyn
NEW YORK — A “Regulation & Order” set grew to become a real-life crime scene Tuesday in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Police say 31-year-old Johnny Pizzaro was sitting in his automotive on North Henry Avenue at round 5 a.m., guarding the NBC manufacturing vans when somebody walked up, opened the door, and shot him within the face and neck. The sufferer was pronounced lifeless at Woodhull Hospital, CBS2’s Jessica Moore reported.”Early morning, quiet. Only a pop, and a dude ran,” one man stated.He instructed Moore he labored with Pizzaro, placing up “No Parking” fliers and cones alongside the block the place the present “Regulation & Order: Organized Crime” could be filming later within the morning. He instructed CBS2 Pizzaro had a spouse and 6 youngsters.”He was an incredible man, nice man,” the person stated.Alexander Gurevich, who works close by, stated tensions are excessive between residents and movie crews, who incessantly inform folks they can not park on their very own block.
“Appears the situation is ‘SVU’ simply takes up the entire block. They park their trailers left and up and proper,” Gurevich stated.Gurevich stated he would not be shocked if the crew member was shot over the parking debacle.”When the studios take up the entire block, , individuals are going to snap,” he stated.Police haven’t confirmed the parking dispute was a motive for the killing. They stated they’re investigating a attainable connection, however Pizzaro might have been focused for another motive, particularly for the reason that shooter did not take something from the sufferer, and, in line with police, clearly needed him lifeless.
Police stated the gunman was carrying all black and took off on foot after the taking pictures.NBC and Common Tv shared the next assertion with CBS2:”We had been terribly saddened and shocked to listen to that one in all our crew members was the sufferer of against the law early this morning and has died in consequence. We’re working with native regulation enforcement as they proceed to research. Our hearts exit to his household and pals and we ask that you just respect their privateness throughout this time.”CBS2’s Nick Caloway spoke with neighbors on the quiet block, who stated they heard not less than one gunshot.”I imply, that is loopy. That is insane,” one girl stated. “We did not actually even suspect it was gunshots, so we simply went again to sleep… Afterward, we wakened, and simply cops in every single place.”Neighbors stated it is a fashionable spot for productions, particularly cop exhibits.”They all the time shoot location round right here. ‘Regulation & Order,’ ‘NYPD Blue,’ no matter,” the girl added.
They by no means thought a present about crime would flip right into a real-life crime scene.”No, for actual? That is what my daughter stated. She stated, ‘Mother, there was a taking pictures.’ I stated, ‘No, it is a movie.’ She stated, ‘OK, every thing’s OK?’ ‘So far as I do know,’ however I assume it is not,” stated Betty Gifford.Pizzaro lived in Queens along with his spouse and kids.Anybody with details about the taking pictures is requested to name the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You may also submit a tip by way of their web site or by way of DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are stored confidential.
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Jessica Moore is an Emmy Award-winning anchor for the weekend night newscasts on LoafyNews 2 and WLNY 10/55. Moore joined the stations in July, 2016.