Thursday, February 2, 2023

Suspect in father’s murder arrested as daughter watches fatal shooting at Manhattan bodega

NEW YORK — The suspect who allegedly shot and killed a father at a Manhattan warehouse has been arrested.

Joseph Moros, 27, was charged with murder and possession of a weapon for the shooting that happened on Dec. 15 at 144 deli grocery in Nagle Avenue said the woman in uniform in Inwood. The victim, Tykeem Berry, was inside the deli shortly after 4:00 p.m. to buy breakfast for his daughter when the fatal incident occurred.

Surveillance video shows Moros, the alleged assailant, in a green North Face jacket standing outside the front door of the store, shouting and reaching for something with his right hand. Moments later, footage shows who he was yelling at: Tykem Berry, 30, seen wearing a red jacket while putting his headphones on the counter.

Employees behind the register were telling Berry to stay inside the store, when suddenly Moros allegedly entered the store and pulled out a gun. Berry wrestled with him, the video showed, before police said he was shot in the chest at point-blank range.

Another surveillance camera captured the suspected shooter running across the street as he fled the scene. The owner of the bodega noted that people had crowded around the victim during her final moments.

“He called for help, he extended his hand, so everyone grabbed on and came to help,” said owner Ahmed Al-Mindsar.

A witness who was there before the police arrived said that Berry kept coming in and out of consciousness. Police said the victim was pronounced dead at Harlem Hospital.

What was not caught on camera were store employees and customers protecting the victim’s daughter, who was inside the store at the time of the bloodshed. El-Mindsar said the girl is between 8 and 10 years old.

“I don’t want the children to see their father. They killed him, it will affect them in the future, it will be a problem, a problem,” El-Mindser said. “We put her in, we give her soft drinks, we give her what she wants.”

The store owner told our sister Chen NBC New York That the victim was a loyal customer of 15 years. He stopped by the shop every morning to order a sandwich for his daughter before dropping her off at school.

The police questioned witnesses, who were numerous, as there were people in and out of the warehouse. It was not immediately clear what led to the altercation between the two men.

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