Community meeting over imam murder in Queens

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Thursday, August 18, 2016

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Muslim leaders came together Wednesday night to formulate a response after an imam and a friend were shot and killed in Queens.

Imams and community leaders met in Jamaica in advance of a news conference Thursday morning at City Hall.

Although prosecutors say the motive is unclear, many Muslims believe the men were targeted.

Oscar Morel, 35, is being held without bail on a first degree murder charge.

Police say a gun found in his home is a ballistic match to the weapon used to kill Imam Maulama Akonjee and his friend outside a mosque in Ozone Park on Saturday.