According to reports, the shooter, described only as a black male, entered the Vegas Deli and Grocery, located at 54 Howard Avenue, on Sunday at around 6:30 pm. After entering, he pointed a gun at the shop owner and demanded, “Give me the money.”
He then fired one shot at the victim, identified as Rafael Pujols, 49, hitting him in the abdomen. The shooter then fled the location on foot. No property was removed.
When police arrived on the scene, they found Pujols lying on the floor unconscious, bleeding from his abdomen. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:30pm.
No arrest have been made, and investigators are currently working the case.
THIS CASE IS CURRENTLY UNDER INVESTIGATION WITH THE 81st PRECINCT DETECTIVE SQUAD. ANY INFORMATION THAT CAN LEAD TO THE ARREST OF THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHOOTING. PLEASE CONTACT CRIME STOPPERS PROGRAM 1-800-577-TIPS. REWARDS OFFERED UP TO $2000 FOR ANONYMOUS INFORMATION THAT CAN LEAD TO THE ARREST AND INDICTMENT OF A VIOLENT FELON.
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