Late last year, while most of us were preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families, the Rosario family in Woodhaven was preparing to bury their beloved Carlos, who was murdered on November 20th at his tire shop in Brooklyn. Two months have gone by without an arrest, but the Rosario family wants to make sure that Carlos' murder is not forgotten and that the case receives the full attention that it deserves.
After reaching out to the Woodhaven Residents' Block Association, Carlos' daughter Ismelda agreed to come down to the next monthly Town Hall meeting to tell us about her dad and the efforts underway to make sure justice prevails. Here is a clip of that meeting:
We will be in communication with our elected officials and our representatives in the NYPD to make sure that everything is being done to capture the person who took this good man from his family. We will also reach out to the mayor's office to see if we can expedite the process of doubling the reward money from 12 to 24K.
As residents of Woodhaven, we need to do all that we can to stick together -- to stand by each other -- to back each other up when needed. This goes for everything -- from street changes, to noise issues, or issues with gangs and/or illegally converted houses -- to situations as serious as this.
Share this blog post. If you have friends and family in Brooklyn, especially anywhere near Bushwick, send this to them. Ask them to share it. Help us spread the word. Carlos Rosario was a resident of Woodhaven, he was one of ours. Stand by his family and help prevent this case from being forgotten.
If anyone has any information about this heinous crime, please call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). Click here for a printable version of the reward poster.