Suspect in Jacobi Hospital shooting 25-year-old shooter Kiber Martinez arrested

MORRIS PARK, the Bronx  — NYPD on Wednesday morning disclosed that a man was arrested late Tuesday night after opening fire in a Bronx hospital earlier in the day, wounding one person.

According to police, Kiber Martinez, 25, was arrested around 11:45 p.m. on several charges. Authorities said they expect the suspected shooter to face charges including attempted murder, reckless endangerment, and possession of a firearm.

Gunfire erupted inside the emergency department waiting room at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi in Morris Park around 12:40 p.m., according to police and a hospital spokesperson.

Jacobi shooting suspect

The gunman walked in and shot another man who was in the waiting room, the hospital spokesperson said.

The 35-year-old victim underwent surgery and was expected to survive, police said. The hospital spokesperson said no hospital employees were injured in the shooting.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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