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Guy Rivera Murders NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller

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Guy Rivera is a alleged killer from New York who has been charged with the murder of NYPD Police Officer Jonathan Diller

According to police reports NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller would pull over Guy Rivera on a traffic stop. Guy Rivera was asked numerous times to exit the vehicle however the convicted felon would refuse. When the Officers made an attempt to remove Rivera from the vehicle he would open fire at the two NYPD Officers striking Jonathan Diller. Diller managed to disarm the suspect before Rivera would be shot in the back by the other Officer. Officer Diller would be rushed to the hospital where he would pass away from his injuries

Guy Rivera who has been in an out of prison for the majority of his life and also had a gun charge pending against him from April 2023 has many people in New York City asking why this violent felon was not behind bars

Guy Rivera would be arrested and has been charged with murder

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A community in Queens, the NYPD, and a young family are all mourning the loss of Officer Jonathan Diller, who was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Queens.

Diller, 31, who lived in Massapequa Park with his wife Stephanie and nearly 1-year-old son, joined the NYPD in February 2021.

Authorities say Diller and another officer were conducting the traffic stop on Mott Avenue at around 5:45 p.m. Monday. The NYPD Critical Response Team has been focusing on cars with fake plates, illegal tints or other quality-of-life issues.

NYPD officials say the officers stopped the vehicle, which had two men inside, because it was parked at a bus stop illegally. When officers asked the individuals to step out of the vehicle, the suspect in the passenger’s seat refused, and pointed a gun at the officers.

Guy Rivera, 34, is accused of shooting Diller, who was struck in the torso, just below his bullet-resistant vest. Officials say Diller’s partner then fired at Rivera, striking him in the back

Diller was rushed to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition and later died.

The second officer was taken to the hospital with tinnitus.

The other suspect has been identified as 41-year-old Lindy Jones. A gun was recovered at the scene.

One of the men is at Jamaica Hospital, while the other is at a police precinct. No official charges have been announced.

Rivera has been arrested by the NYPD 21 times — nine of them felonies. He was released from prison in September 2021 after serving nearly five years for criminal sale of a controlled substance. He previously spent three years in state prison for a 2011 assault and was released in October 2014.

Jones has 14 prior arrests. He was arrested for second-degree criminal possession of a weapon for having a loaded firearm in Far Rockaway on April 17, 2023. He was out on $75,000 bail. He previously served 10 years in prison on 2003 attempted murder and robbery charges and was released in November 2013.

Adams called this incident a “recidivist” problem.

“Same bad people, doing bad things to good people, less than a year, he’s back on the streets with another gun,” Adams said. “The person had a total disregard for the safety of this city. I cannot say it any clearer: it is the good guys against the bad guys. And these bad guys are violent. They carry guns. And the symbol of our public safety, which is that police uniform, they have a total disregard for.”

Adams said the deadly shooting of Officer Diller is “extremely painful for this city.”

“There will be plenty of time for anger, grief and for processing pain, but right now, our prayers are with our fallen officer’s family, his fellow cops and every member of the New York City Police Department, but most of all, they’re with the officer himself,” NYPD Commissioner Edward Caban said.

Governor Kathy Hochul released a statement in response to the “‘senseless” killing.

“My prayers are with his family, loved ones and the members of the NYPD,” said Hochul. “His heroism and service will never be forgotten.”

This is the first NYPD officer killed in the line of duty since 2022, when officers Wilbert Mora and Jason Rivera were fatally shot in a Harlem apartment building after responding to a domestic disturbance call.

A wake for Diller will be held Thursday and Friday at Massapequa Funeral Home while a funeral is set for Saturday at St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church.

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