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Queens, NY - Police Believe Man Arrested Shot NY Imam, Friend

Published on: August 15, 2016 07:14 PM
By: AP
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A crowd of community members attend a prayer service in a mosque as they gather for the funeral service of Imam Maulama Akonjee in the Queens borough of New York City, August 15, 2016.  REUTERS/Eduardo MunozA crowd of community members attend a prayer service in a mosque as they gather for the funeral service of Imam Maulama Akonjee in the Queens borough of New York City, August 15, 2016.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Queens, NY - Police say they’re fairly certain they’ve arrested a man who killed a New York imam and his friend.

The NYPD’s chief of detective tells reporters on Monday the 36-year-old man is being held on charges he struck a bicyclist 10 minutes after the shooting.

Robert Boyce didn’t release the man’s name. He hasn’t been charged in the double slaying.

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But Boyce says surveillance footage shows the man speeding away from the scene of the Saturday shooting near a Queens mosque in a black GMC Trailblazer.

He says 10 minutes later, that car also struck a bicyclist 3 miles away in Brooklyn.

Detectives arrested the man Sunday night in the hit-and-run accident.

Authorities don’t know what prompted the daytime shooting of Imam Maulama Alauddin Akonjee and Thara Uddin.



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 Aug 15, 2016 at 10:00 PM Anonymous Says:

Notice how the left wing press won't release the name because they want to prolong the opportunity for the lying anti Trumpers to continue blaming him for this!

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 Aug 16, 2016 at 10:49 AM kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

#1 I noticed it also, though the guy is Hispanic somehow it has to do with those evil Republicans.

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