A man has been arrested in connection with the brutal slaying of a New York nail salon owner and her friend in the Bronx around 10 months ago.
Jahmel Sanders, 30, was identified as one of the suspects involved in the double-murder case, which came to light with the discovery of Nikki Huang and Jesse Parilla’s charred corpses in a burning vehicle near Split Rock Golf Course in the Bronx on May 16, 2022.
The killings have been linked to a violent clash between two Lower East Side gangs.
After finishing work at her family’s restaurant that night, Huang’s purse was stolen, and some people she reportedly knew from the “Up the Hill” gang allegedly took charge from there, police sources told PIX 11.
Members allegedly shot someone from the rival “Down the Hill” gang at Avenue D and East Third Street. The victim, identified as Brandon Atkinson, was the half-brother of 34-year-old Steven Santiago, the other identified suspect in Huang and Parilla’s murders.
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