Mom and pit bull gunned down as they walked along a New York City street, suspect arrested

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Source: GoFundMe; MEGA

Feb. 23 2022, Published 10:25 a.m. ET

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A mom of four was shot and killed in New York City as she walked the family’s pit bull and now police say they arrested the suspect killer.

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On Jan. 2, Jennifer Yona was shot and killed in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, according to the NYPD and reported by NBC New York.

She was walking her dog around 9:45 p.m. when surveillance video showed a gunman chase her into a smoke shop before shooting, according to police. The suspect then fled in a car parked on the street.

Yona was shot in the head and taken to the hospital, where she died, according to NBC New York. The dog, Blue, died at the scene.

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Police told NBC New York they don’t believe Yona was the intended target.


This week, police announced they Namal Colon on murder and weapon charges in connection to the shooting.

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Friends of Yona set up a GoFundMe page after her killing. The paged noted Yona was 36-year-old and mother of four children.

“Unfortunately, they were left without a mom. Her children were everything to her,” the page read. “Her sister will be caring for her children.”

The fundraiser has raised slightly more than $10,000 of its $15,000 goal.

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Source: GoFundMe; MEGA

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