"Most Wanted" Woman from Connecticut, Caught in Bronx

By LeAnne Gendreau
|  Friday, Sep 10, 2010  |  Updated 6:40 AM EDT
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"Most Wanted" Woman from Connecticut, Caught in Bronx

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Governor Rell wants the suspect in an 15-year-old shooting to be sent from New York to Connecticut.

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When police in the Bronx answered a domestic violence call on Aug. 21, little did they know that they were coming face-to-face with one of “America’s Most Wanted.”

The woman who, reportedly identified herself as Yesima Hernandez, is actually Patty Carrion and is suspected in the Sept. 20, 1995 attempted murder of a man in Meriden.

Now, Gov. M. Jodi Rell wants her to be extradited to Connecticut to face criminal attempt to commit murder charges in the Meriden case. She'd like Carrion to be back in the state by Sept. 20, the 15 year anniversary of the shooting.

In 1995, Carrion approached a 20-year-old man and said "What are you doing on our block?" according to America’s Most Wanted.

As the man backed away, she yelled, pulled out a .32 caliber gun from her pants and shot him -- point blank -- in the chest, AMW reports.

She continued to shoot at he tried to get away,the Meriden Record-Journal reports, hitting him four times. He collapsed on the street, but survived, according to America’s Most Wanted.

Carrion went on the run, sometimes, disguising herself as an old lady or a young boy, according to reports.

During at least part of the 15 years she was in hiding, she lived in a rundown apartment with a boyfriend, her twin daughters and another child, and went by several names, the New York Daily News reports.

But, a report of an assault in progress brought her face-to-face again with police last month and New York Police found Carrion attacking a 30-year-old man with a blunt object, the New York Daily News reports. She was arrested and refused to waiver the estradition process.

"She's an angry lady," Alex Encarnacion, 37, told the Daily News. "A lot of people were afraid of her. I didn't know she tried to kill someone, but that doesn't surprise me. She had a very bad attitude."

Carrion in 1995 had associations with the Latin King Street Gang and the Ching-Ling Motorcycle Gang.

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