The New York Police Department has arrested a suspect in the assassination of Alberto “Alpo” Martinez.
Last year, the culture suffered a great loss with the deaths of several well-known personalities, but the streets were rocked when Harlem Kingpin Alberto “Alpo” Martinez was assassinated. New information concerning the individual responsible for his death has recently become accessible.
An arrest has been made, according to Fox5ny. Alpo was shot and died in Harlem on Oct. 31, 2021, as you may recall. According to reports, 27-year-old Shakeem Parker (not pictured) is facing murder and weapons charges in the case.
Shakeem was already in police prison on Riker’s Island in New York City for a gun charge when he was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon in Alpo’s death, so it’s unclear how the arrest happened.
Shakeem is currently being held at the Otis Bantum Correctional Center on Rikers Island. Rikers Island is known for being a tough prison. Bobby Shmurda, as you may recall, spent time there while serving a six-year term. Bobby has been home for a year and a half, having been released ten months early.
Several of the Roommates had differing perspectives about Shakeem. “Ni**a just be doing s**t for clout,” one person said. “What was the point of a 27-year-old tussling with him?” “They need to free that brother,” said another.
It’s unknown why some people would want a suspected murderer on the streets, but it could have something to do with Alpo’s past. The former Kingpin grew to fame in the 1980s, but his star climbed even further when Harlem native Cam’Ron portrayed him in the Roc-A-Fella film “Paid in Full” in 2002.
Cam’Ron and his “Paid in Full” co-star Mekhi Phifer also expressed their sympathies following Alpo’s death. Shakeem is set to appear in court on Monday. We’ll keep you updated when more information becomes available, roommates.