Police are investigating the murder of a man who worked at a Bronx deli—he was apparently shot after a dispute with a customer.
Officers responded to the Trio Deli, at 2345 Jerome Avenue, at about 10:19 a.m. yesterday morning and found a 46-year-old man with a gunshot wound in the torso. The victim, who had been working at Trio, was pronounced dead at St. Barnabas Hospital.
The Post reports, "The customer got into an argument with the 46-year-old clerk — a married dad of three — and several other workers inside the Trio Deli on Jerome Avenue and North Street in Fordham Heights around 10:15 a.m., police sources said. The customer stormed out of the store, only to return a short time later with a gun, police sources said."
A boy who lives upstairs from the deli recalled, "I heard ‘bang, bang, bang’ three times. thought it was somebody hitting something against the sidewalk outside. I looked out the window and saw people calling the police."
Police released images of three males wanted for questioning in connection with the killing, as well as video of a vehicle that might have been the one the shooter fled in.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). 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.