2010-12-31 / Top Stories

Busted For Shooting Himself In Foot

By Howard Schwach

A Rockaway man and his wife were busted at 2:05 a.m. on Tuesday, when the husband showed up at Peninsula Hospital Center with a gunshot wound to his right foot, police sources say.

Hospital officials notified police and a subsequent investigation discovered that the gunshot wound was self inflicted.

Both the victim, identified by police as Alex Lotorre, 28, and his wife Michelle Vasquez were arrested by police officers from the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Beach.

A search of the perpetrator’s residence at 114-32 Rockaway Beach Boulevard turned up a nine millimeter submachine gun.

The two were arraigned in Queens Criminal Court, charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

Lotorre was also charged with discharging a firearm inside city limits.

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