The video shows a New York City deli employee cheating death. A Queens winery worker miraculously survived a point-blank attack by a man armed with two guns.
Surveillance footage captured the moment a gunman dressed in black with a face mask entered the Rockaway Express Deli in South Ozone Park. At around 2.30pm on Wednesday, the gunman walked straight up to the counter and shot the deli worker from less than a meter away. The shooter fired three shots that sent the 47-year-old office worker crumpling to the ground holding his head in pain.
The gunman left the deli, but later returned to the crime scene with a rifle. As the bloodied clerk struggled to get off the floor, the gunman pointed the rifle at the counter and fired several shots at the deli worker. The suspect then left the warehouse.
The clerk and a customer were injured in the shooting. Both victims were rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Police said the deli worker was shot in the eye. The 27-year-old customer suffered a wrist injury, possibly from a ricocheting bullet or shell casing, according to the New York Post.
Police named Donnie Hudson as a suspect in the shooting and arrested the 35-year-old Wednesday night.
The New York Daily News reported that “Hudson, who lives above the deli, was arrested hours later and charged with attempted murder, assault and multiple counts of criminal possession of a weapon, the prosecutors”.
The outlet said the shooting was “the result of a long life between the two men,” according to police sources.
Investigators said Hudson visited the deli before the day of the shooting, according to WABC-TV. Hudson told detectives that deli employees had been stealing from her home.
Hudson was held without bail following his appearance in Queens Criminal Court on Thursday.
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