Suspected MS-13 gang member found guilty in Suffolk deli murder

Prosecutors say Jose Suarez was the getaway driver after Esteban Alvarado-Bonilla was gunned down in a Central Islip deli.

News 12 Staff

May 23, 2019, 5:44 PM

Updated 1,829 days ago

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A jury has found suspected MS-13 gang member Jose Suarez guilty in connection with a 2017 Central Islip deli murder.
Prosecutors say Suarez was the getaway driver after Esteban Alvarado-Bonilla was gunned down inside El Campesino Deli. Prosecutors say the gang targeted the victim, thinking he was a rival gang member.
Suarez was convicted on all counts during his retrial, including murder, racketeering and assault charges.
Suarez faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
The gunman in the case has pleaded guilty.


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