Terence Pugh, 24, was formally charged in the death of Rodriguez, 22, after a drug-related arrest two weeks ago.
DNAinfo has the story:
Pugh was first arrested at approximately 6 p.m. on June 6 near Bowery and Broome Street as part of a three-day takedown that netted a total of nine individuals after a months-long operation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office called “Operation D Block,” according to a law enforcement source.
The investigation was sparked by a rash of shootings plaguing Alphabet City, according to the source. Seven of the arrests took place at the Riis Houses and the Lillian D. Wald Houses, both in Alphabet City...
Pugh's younger brother Jamie was convicted of second-degree murder last August for the vicious beating of 68-year-old grandfather Wen Hui Ruan on East Sixth Street near Avenue D in May 2014. The younger Pugh is now serving a sentence of 25 years to life.
Ruan, a retired garment worker who lived on Avenue C and Seventh Street with his wife, had just dropped off his granddaughters when the attack occurred.
DNAinfo reported that mother of Terence and Jamie, Charlotte Pugh, was also arrested. "She had worked alongside her son dealing Percocet, according to court papers, and was charged with conspiracy in the fourth degree," per DNAinfo.