Father, son murdered in Brooklyn robbery

March 27, 2009 11:41:58 AM PDT
A well-liked Yemenite immigrant and his teenage son were fatally shot during a robbery gone bad in a bodega in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. Police say the victims were killed in the execution inside the Utica Deli and Grocery at 309 Utica Avenue at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Two suspects apparently forced the men to the basement, robbed them of money and shot them both.

Eyewitness News is told the father, 50-year-old Mohammed Monsoor Abuzaid, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.

His 18-year-old son, Abdul Kareem Monsoor Abuzaid, was shot in the chest and pronounce dead at Kings County Hospital.

According to reports, a third worker was pistol whipped and taken to Kings County Hospital with injuries.

One other employee and a customer, who were also paraded to the basement, were unharmed.

The suspects, at least one reportedly wearing a mask, fled the scene. No arrests were immediately made. There was a video surveillance camera inside the store.

The owner was a Yemenite immigrant who came to the city 40 years ago. He had two other sons, who are twins.


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