Suspect in killing of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo deemed unfit for trial

Jose Gonzalez is accused of running her over with an ambulance in 2017


By Leila Merrill

NEW YORK — A judge ruled Thursday that the murder suspect in the killing of Bronx EMT Yadira Arroyo is unfit to stand trial, News 12 reported.

Jose Gonzalez is accused of taking control of her ambulance in 2017 and running her over. He has previously said that he accidentally ran over the 14-year FDNY veteran and has blamed the victim’s EMT partner for her death.

FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo, 44, was trying to help Jose Gonzalez when she was killed. This is the ambulance she was using.
FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo, 44, was trying to help Jose Gonzalez when she was killed. This is the ambulance she was using. (Photo/Andrew Savulich/Tribune News Service)

Gonzalez has been declared unfit for trial before.

The Bronx District Attorney's Office said that Gonzalez will be placed in a psychiatric facility until he is deemed fit for trial.

The 44-year-old Arroyo is survived by her five sons.

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