Just 72 hours after a man was killed on a city street by gun fire, Hazleton police arrested the man they say pulled the trigger.
Officers arrested Raphael Mora-Polanco, 26, Hazleton, while conducting surveillance Sunday in the area of Second and Alter streets, about two blocks away from the shooting that claimed the life of Jorge Marrero, 35, who’s last known address was on South Poplar Street.
Marrero was shot multiple times in the area of Alter and Fourth streets Thursday around 10:30 p.m., police said. He was found by police on West Fourth Street, near Emerald Court, the alley between Alter and Vine streets, with bullet wounds.
Hazleton police Chief Frank DeAndrea labeled the homicide an “execution” due to the circumstances involved.