True crime hits ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime,’ with crew member killed at Brooklyn filming location

Filming for the day hadn’t begun when Johnny Pizarro, whose job was to keep the street clear of cars, was shot in the head and neck as he sat in his car.

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“Law & Order: Organized Crime” stars (from left) Chris Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler, Ainsley Seiger as Jet Slootmaekers and Danielle Moné Truitt as Sgt. Ayanna Bell.

“Law & Order: Organized Crime” stars (from left) Chris Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler, Ainsley Seiger as Jet Slootmaekers and Danielle Moné Truitt as Sgt. Ayanna Bell. Filming hadn’t started for the day when a crew member was shot to death in Brooklyn.

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BROOKLYN — A New York man working at a filming location for the NBC-TV series “Law & Order: Organized Crime” was shot and killed before filming was scheduled to start for the day.

Johnny Pizarro, 31, of Queens, was sitting in his car when someone came up and shot him in the head and neck at about 5:15 a.m. Tuesday on a residential street in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn.

Pizarro was there to make sure no one parked in areas where the TV crew’s members needed to park.

He was pronounced dead after being taken to Woodland Hospital Center.

The police have given no information on suspects or a possible motive.

No filming was going on at the time of the shooting, according to NBC.

The series, which stars Christopher Meloni, is a spinoff of the long-running “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” a spinoff itself of the original “Law & Order.: Often featuring storylines inspired by actual New York crimes, it’s in production for its third season, to air starting this fall.

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