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UPDATE: Man Shot and Killed in Crown Heights Deli


UPDATE (7/6/18): Police have released more details in the Crown Heights bodega shooting that took a man’s life in the early hours yesterday morning.

The victim has been identified as Khadeem Anderson, 28, a Crown Heights resident. According to witnesses, Anderson was shot from behind and killed as he walked away from a verbal dispute.

Video of the suspected shooter as he exits the store can be seen below:

“C’mon. Turn yourself in. You can’t take somebody’s life and think it’s OK,” Anderson’s mother, Angeleta Lewis, said of the gunman to the New York Post.

“All [this] damn gun violence is not necessary,” she said. “You take innocent people’s life. Take your own life. Don’t take somebody’s child’s life.”

Anyone with information in regard to this Homicide 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.

The deli on the corner of Utica and Montgomery, where a man was shot and killed early this morning (Screenshot via Google Maps)

CROWN HEIGHTS – Just before sunrise today, a man was shot and killed in a Crown Heights deli, police confirmed.

The shooting took place around 5:00 am on Thursday, July 5, inside the 555 Deli & Convenience store at 412 Utica Avenue, on the corner with Montgomery Street.

Responding to a 911 call of a man shot, police arrived at the scene to find the body of a 28-year old man who had been shot in the head, police said. Responding EMS pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The identity of the victim has been withheld pending family notification. At this time, there are no arrests and an investigation is underway.

The deli where the homicide took place sits across the street from the corner where Saheed Vassell was shot and killed by NYPD in April this year. Following Vassell’s death, a large rally and march for justice took place on the same corner.

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