PA Woman ‘Nelmarys Rivera-Alequin’ Dies In Hospital After Shot In Head By Lancaster Neighbor’s Wayward Bullet

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Lancaster, PA., woman, Nelmarys Rivera-Alequin, has died in the hospital Monday after being treated for a gun shot to the head one week ago.

Rivera-Alequin, 38, was in her home when a bullet entered her bedroom wall and struck her in the head as she slept.

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Lancaster man, Allante Floyd, has now been charged with involuntary manslaughter for an accidental shooting that fatally injured his neighbor. He has been in Lancaster County Prison on $750,000 since his arrest on April 16.

Floyd told investigators he was preparing to clean his gun when it fired in his home, in the 200 block of East Liberty Street, on April 15. The bullet went through a wall and struck Rivera-Alequin in her head as she was lying in bed. source

Floyd initially was charged with a felony count of discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, and misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment and possession of marijuana.

A Gofundme account has been erected to help out with Rivera’s funeral expenses:

“We are requesting donations for the medical expenses of Nelmarys Rivera-Alequin, the victim of a wreckless mishandling of a firearm which was accidentally discharged through a wall by a neighbor striking her in the head while sleeping.

Her life currently hangs in the balance as she remains in critical condition. Her husband and 2 children need any support they can get to help cover cost of medical expenses during this difficult time.

UPDATE: Unfortunately my sister-in-law, Nelmarys Rivera-Alequin passed away yesterday (April 23, 2018) after being taken of life support. She was fighting for her life for about week since the incident at Lancaster General Hospital trauma care but the decision was made by my brother Jose “Joey” Arroyo and nephew Zion Arroyo to remove her off life support because this is not the burden my sister in law would’ve wanted on her family. My brother told me they’ve had these kinds of talks before in case an accident were ever to occur.

The emotional and financial burden my brother now faces could be extremely overwhelming so we please kindly ask for your continued support. Every bit of your contributions can make a difference in helping my brother and his 2 kids move forward from this painful and unfortunate loss. RIP Nelmarys, We love you!”

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