Since June 2008, Edwin Ramos has claimed that Wilfredo Reyes was the shooter who killed Tony Bologna and his two sons. So when Reyes was arrested earlier this week, District Attorney George Gascón had to explain why it took so long to get him into custody.
Gascón said investigators had “suspicions” of where Reyes might have been over the past four years, but couldn't actively search for him without evidence placing him in Ramos' car.
“There were theories very early on that he was involved, but you have to go beyond theories,” Gascón said.
Those “theories,” of course, stem from the admitted driver of the culpable car identifying Reyes as the shooter. But, apparently, that wasn't enough for city law enforcement to even seek a warrant on Reyes.