A second teenager has been arrested in the killing of an innocent mother who was caught in the crossfire of two feuding gangs in Queens, police said.
Benaiah Reid, 19, was arrested Thursday and charged with murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in connection to the shooting death of 37-year-old Gudelia Vallinas.
Vallinas, a mother of two young children, was struck in the head by a stray bullet fired during a gang fight outside the Woodside Houses on March 12.
A group of teens were exchanging gunfire inside the housing complex before their feud spilled out onto the street, where Vallinas was shot, sources said.
“I heard the gunshots, like 5 or 6 gunshots. I hear somebody screaming there’s a lady down on the floor,” witness Zal Alradai said at the time.
“And then I came out, and all I see was blood on the floor,” the witness said.
On April 1, another 19-year-old suspect, Dajuan Williams, was charged in Vallinas’ death.
Williams is similarly facing charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon.