Law & Order Crew Member Killed Near Set Identified as Father of 6: 'Heart of So Many Lives'

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Law & Order Crew Member Who Was Shot Dead Was a Father of 6: 'His Memory Will Be Eternal'
Law & Order Crew Member Who Was Shot Dead Was a Father of 6: 'His Memory Will Be Eternal'


A Law & Order: Organized Crime crew member who was shot dead this week in Brooklyn, New York leaves behind six children.

Johnny Alberto Pizarro II, 31, has been identified as the victim of a fatal shooting near the NBC show's set on Tuesday, as Chrissy Grigoropoulos, Esq., an attorney for his estate, launched a GoFundMe page to help support his family and cover funeral expenses.

"No one should be murdered while working, trying to earn a living for their family," Grigoropoulos tells PEOPLE in a statement. "We are humbled and thankful for all the help from the media in raising money for Johnny Pizarro's children who are lost without their father.

"The investigation is still ongoing and we have faith in the system finding the heartless killer who ripped a loving father from his children's lives!" she adds.

Johnny Alberto Pizarro II
Johnny Alberto Pizarro II


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Pizarro was sitting in his car on Henry Street when the gunman opened the car door and shot him multiple times in the head and neck, according to the NYPD. He was transported to Woodhull Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The show, which is currently filming season 3, shut down production Tuesday following Pizarro's death.

An NYPD spokesperson tells PEOPLE the investigation remains ongoing.

NBC and Universal Television shared in a statement: "We were terribly saddened and shocked to hear that one of our crew members was the victim of a crime early this morning and has died as a result.

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"We are working with local law enforcement as they continue to investigate," the statement read. "Our hearts go out to his family and friends and we ask that you respect their privacy during this time."

Visitation services for Pizarro will be held July 24-26 at San Juan Funeral Home in Brooklyn, culminating in Mass at St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church, followed by a burial at Cypress Hills Cemetery.