BRONX TIMES REPORTER, A 14 PR. 23-29, 2021 BTR
Suspect ID’d in wild, fatal
shooting of Brooklyn
woman on City Island
Sirens, lights, police Getty Images
BY ALEX MITCHELL
Police have identifi ed and booked
the 66-year-old man who stands accused
of shooting a Brooklyn woman
to death in on City Island Wednesday
afternoon and then was run down by
the victim’s boyfriend when he apparently
tried to escape.
He is Jose Everaldo Reyes, who
lives in a basement apartment on
E.150th Street, according to the
Police said the wild incident happened
on City Island at about 12:29
p.m. on April 14 near the Veterans Memorial
Triangle at the corner of City
Island Avenue and City Island Road.
According to law enforcement
sources, Reyes allegedly shot Lizbeth
Mass, 52, of Renaissance Court
in Brooklyn multiple times about the
body. According to CBS New York,
Mass was working at a construction
site at the time of the shooting.
The motive for the shooting remains
unknown at this time, but police
sources said Mass and the suspect
were acquaintances who had a
prior relationship. Published reports
indicated that the suspect was her exboyfriend.
Authorities said Mass’ current boyfriend,
a 58-year-old man, witnessed
the shooting and then spotted Reyes
hopping on a bike in an attempt to get
away. Cops said the boyfriend, while
operating a 2016 Hyundai Sonata,
rode up to the suspect and struck him,
knocking him to the ground.
Police reported that the victim’s
boyfriend then got out of the car and
held the alleged shooter down; the episode
prompted a number of bystanders
to gather at the location. According
to police, the bystanders then held
Reyes at bay while the victim’s boyfriend
tended to the wounded Moss.
Offi cers from the 45th Precinct and
EMS units responded to the scene.
Mass and the alleged shooter were
rushed by paramedics to Jacobi Hospital
Law enforcement sources said
Mass died of her injuries a short time
later, while the Reyes — who suffered
trauma to his body — was listed in
stable condition. Following questioning,
police took him into custody at
He is now being charged with second
degree murder, manslaughter,
and criminal weapons charges.
No charges have been fi led against
Mass’ boyfriend at this time, police
said. The investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information in regard
to this incident is asked to call
the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline
at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish,
1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can
also submit their tips by logging onto
the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.
NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on
All calls are strictly confi dential.