20-Year-Old Shot And Killed In Front Of Crown Heights Deli Early Saturday

20-Year-Old Shot And Killed In Front Of Crown Heights Deli Early Saturday

CROWN HEIGHTS – A 20-year-old man was shot and killed as he exited a Franklin Avenue bodega early Saturday morning.

790 Franklin Avenue via Google Maps

At approximately 4:25am Saturday, September 16, the NYPD report that a man was shot in front of 790 Franklin Avenue.

EMS transported the victim to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The New York Daily News posted surveillance video on Saturday of the victim, whose name the paper reports is Donovan Frazier, standing at the door of Franklin Finest Deli, located on the corner of Lincoln Place. The victim is seen running back into the store followed by multiple shots fired through the shop’s window while store employees take cover and a man behind the counter reaches for a telephone.

Frazier was shot multiple times in the chest and stomach, according to the Daily News.

The manager of the deli, Ghamdan Obayah, told the New York Post that Frazier was a “regular customer who lives in the neighborhood.” The paper says Obayah was working behind the counter when Frazier came into the store to buy a ginger ale.

A police representative said there are currently no details or descriptions available of the suspect/s and no arrests have been made yet.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.


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