Cops release photo of suspect in fatal Ridgewood punch

Cops have released the photo and name of a suspect wanted for questioning in connection to a homicide in Ridgewood.

According to police, 56-year-old Hugo Moreta was allegedly involved in a dispute with two other individuals when one man punched him, causing Moreta to fall to the ground. EMS arrived at 1644 Decatur Street, outside the victim’s home, and transported him to Elmhurst Hospital. Moreta was pronounced dead on September 7.

Police are classifying the incident as a homicide and looking to speak with Carlos Santiago, a 36-year-old Brooklyn man, approximately 6’1″, 270 pounds in connection with the incident.


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