Hispanic suspect of two separate fatal shootings in Belmont and University Heights, in The Bronx, arrested

Suspected Bronx double-homicide perpetrator Yorvin Gomez captured; charged with murder in two separate cases. Details inside.

Yorvin Gomez, a 26-year-old wanted by NYPD on suspicion of committing two homicides in the Bronx, was captured.

Gomez was arrested Friday and charged with murder for the Feb. 13 shooting death of Miguel Vargas, 22, on E. 187th St. near Cambreleng Ave. in the Belmont neighborhood.

Gomez was reportedly the passenger on a scooter that approached Vargas, jumped out, shot him, wounding him in the chest, then got back on the scooter and fled. The driver is still being sought.

After being arrested, Gomez was hit with a second set of murder charges for allegedly shooting two brothers on Osborne Place near W. Burnside Ave. in University Heights on the night of Dec. 15, 2022, killing one of them, police said.

Gomez was among five people who attempted to rob Johnny Gaston (32) and his 37-year-old brother, who were trying to buy marijuana when they were attacked, according to the Daily News.

After being shot, the brothers managed to flee and were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where the younger one died of a head wound. His brother was shot in the groin and recovered.

The five attackers fled in a Dodge Durango pickup truck. On December 30, police officers released surveillance images of them and asked for the public’s help in identifying and tracking them.

Four days later, police arrested Gibran Guerrero, 19, on murder charges. He has since been held without bail while awaiting trial.

Gomez has had previous arrests for weapons possession and grand theft. He was ordered held without bail when he was arraigned Sunday in Vargas’ death in Bronx Criminal Court.

All charges are mere accusations, and those arraigned are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.