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NYC gunman who fatally shot innocent Uber driver arrested

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The gunman who fatally shot an innocent Uber driver during a gun battle with a teen in Harlem earlier this year was arrested Thursday morning, authorities said. 

Joselito Domena, 23, of the Bronx, faces murder, attempted murder, weapon possession and reckless endangerment charges in connection to the Sept. 4 shooting that killed driver Kuldip Singh, 21, and wounded a 15-year-old boy with whom he was exchanging gunfire, police said. 

Domena turned himself in, joined by his lawyer, at the 32nd Precinct just before 9:30 a.m., cops said. 

Domena’s mother tried to attack a Post photographer outside the police precinct, yelling “That’s my son! Stop taking pictures!”

“You’re not passing me! You’re going to have to push me!” she yelled at the photographer, blocking him from taking photos. 

“You got kids? You sorry son of a b—h,” she fumed before being restrained by officers. 

Singh, who took a bullet to the head during the shooting at West 131st Street and Eighth Avenue, was taken to Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital, where he was declared dead three days later, cops confirmed.

The 15-year-old suspected gunman, who was wounded in the exchange, was hospitalized in stable condition. Cops were still probing his alleged role in the case Thursday. 

Joselito Domena
Joselito Domena turned himself in to police on Dec. 2, 2021.
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Singh’s father, Bir-Bahadur Singh, told The Post his son, the youngest of three siblings, lived with his parents and was their sole provider — while also sending money home to his brother and sister in their native India to help them make ends meet.

He blamed the city for his son’s death, accusing officials of not doing enough to stem runaway violence in the Big Apple.

“The blame lies in the lap of the city,” Bir-Bahadur Singh said. “How can I blame anything else?

Uber driver Kuldip Singh was shot in the head and a 15-year old shot in the stomach in Harlem on Sept. 4, 2021.
Uber driver Kuldip Singh was shot in the head in Harlem on Sept. 4, 2021.
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“I am frustrated with the violence in the city,” he continued. “I live in New York City and this is what I blame. We have been contributing to the city since we arrived, and this is what we get?”

Domena, who was identified as a suspect in late October, was linked to the shooting through surveillance footage, cops said. 

He has no prior arrests.

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