37-year-old bodega worker dies after being shot in head in Crown Heights

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Deli worker shot and killed Brooklyn
Police are investigating after a deli worker was fatally shot in the head in Brooklyn on Monday.

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A deli worker has died after being shot in the head at a shop in Brooklyn Monday and it appears to have stemmed from an argument over a cigarette.

The shooting took place around 4:15 p.m. near 801 Franklin Ave. in Crown Heights.

Officers discovered a 37-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to NYC Health and Hospitals/Kings County where he was pronounced dead.

The victim's mother identified him as Nazim Berry. She says he grew up nearby and lived with his grandmother since he was 5 years old.

According to his mom, Berry worked at a deli where the shooting took place, and has worked there for a "long time." She says he cleans the store.

Berry's mom said there was a dispute after the suspect asked her son to buy him a Black and Mild cigar. When Berry told him no, the suspect left and returned with a gun.

The victim's mother described him as a good person with a good heart.

"I knew that it had to be over something stupid because I know his heart," she said.

Police say the suspect, who fled on foot, was wearing a black and gold sweater.

The United Bodegas of America is offering a $10,000 reward for any information that may lead to an arrest.


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