Masked man kills worker in unprovoked shooting at NYC deli

Carol D'Auria
February 16, 2020 - 6:34 pm
Bronx deli shooting

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A Bronx deli worker was shot and killed by a masked man who walked into the business and opened fire Friday night.

The deli worker was behind the counter at the B&A Gourmet Deli on Brook Avenue in Mott Haven around 6:40 p.m. when the gunman walked in and shot him at least two times in the torso, police said.

The 34-year-old worker was rushed to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was identified Saturday evening as Yahya Almuntser of the Bronx.

Man Fatally Shot at Deli @CitizenApp

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Police said the gunman never said a word during the attack and took off after killing the worker. He was described as wearing a mask and a black jacket with a fur hood and reflective design. He was also carrying a cane.

The motive is unclear, as nothing was taken from the deli, police said.

Police released images of the suspect on Sunday.

Suspect deli shooting

Edith Robles was a regular at the deli and said she can’t understand who would want to shoot the worker.

“Somebody you know. Somebody you’re used to seeing every day,” she said.

Jasmine said she also knew the victim.

“He’s like one of them people, you don’t even have to say what you want. He knows what you want right away. He’s a nice guy,” she said.

The Yemeni American Merchants Association is offering a reward in the case.