19-Year-Old Charged with Killing NYC Mom Hit by Stray Bullet

NEW YORK — A 19-year-old man has been arrested in the death last month of a New York City mother who was struck by a stray bullet during a shootout on a Queens street.

Dajuan Williams was arraigned Thursday on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the March 12 death of 37-year-old Gudelia Vallinas in Astoria.

A judge ordered Williams jailed without bail. He is due back in court on Tuesday. A message seeking comment was left with his lawyer.

Police say Vallinas, a married mother of two, was accidentally caught in the crossfire as two men involved in an altercation at a nearby public housing development chased each other and fired gunshots in the area.

Vallinas was wounded in the head while running an errand, according to police and family members.


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