A 20-year-old bodega operator from Yemen, named Mohammed Qutaish, was shot and killed yesterday, inside his Bronx store.
And the entire murder was caught on video:
Police say that the shooting happened just before 11:30 a.m. yesterday at the East 216th Street at Deli Grocery in Williamsbridge.
According to the authorities, a male suspect fired multiple shots at Mohammad, then fled on foot with a 25-year-old woman. The NYPD quickly captured two people, that they say are suspects. They also recovered a weapon at the scene.
The police say that the shooter was Adrien Topping. He was charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon. Police questioned the woman but she was released.
So why was Mohammad shot? Well according to witnesses, the store owner refused to sell Adrien's girlfriend a "loose" cigarette. Selling loose cigarette's is illegal in New York.
The woman went and got Adrien, who pulled a gun, shot and killed Mohammad.