A man on his way to his second job was shot multiple times on Ninth Avenue and West 48th Street early Sunday morning. Anthony Reed and Larry Campbell, who had left the China Club earlier, had an earlier fight with some Hispanic men. The two mistakenly thought that Fausto Lopez, headed to a four-hour cleaning shift at a bar, had hit them with a wooden plank earlier. So they "jumped" Lopez, and then shot him, with at least two shots to the head.
Even though the two men ran in different directions, the police apprehended them. The police also found a 9mm gun in a dumpster. The Post reports one witness who "said Campbell tried to stop Reed from shooting," and Newsday says that Reed was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon while Campbell was released.
Lopez, who had been in the U.S. for 25 years, also worked full-time at an Upper West Side deli. He was supporting his wife, four children and family in Mexico. His wife said, "I can't understand what happened. I'm in pain."