NY Imam Shooting Suspect Charged
NY Imam Shooting Suspect Charged

NY Imam Shooting Suspect Charged

NY Imam Shooting Suspect Charged

New York police have charged a man with murder in connection with the killing of an imam and an aide on Saturday. Oscar Morel, 35, was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon. Imam Maulana Akonjee, 55, and Thara Uddin, 64, were shot in the head as they were walking after prayers in the borough of Queens. Some mosque-goers suggested it was a hate crime, but police said there was no evidence so far that the men had been targeted because of their faith, BBC reported. Following the shooting, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio said Muslims were living “in the perpetual crosshairs of bigotry”. On Monday, the NY Police Department said Morel had been charged with two counts of second-degree murder. He was arrested on Sunday following a hit-and-run traffic accident just after the shootings. The gunman was seen on CCTV video fleeing the scene in a car. About 10 minutes later a vehicle matching that description hit a cyclist several miles away. Police gave no details about a possible motive for the shooting. On Monday, hundreds of mourners gathered for a funeral service for the two victims.


Short URL : http://goo.gl/0mVTNA
  1. http://goo.gl/YOCt08
  • http://goo.gl/alViYL
  • http://goo.gl/HX8ibG
  • http://goo.gl/5M5sv3
  • http://goo.gl/cJAenj

You can also read ...

US May Bend Rules for Saudi Arabia to Go Nuclear
Saudi Arabia is moving swiftly to become the next country in...
The security assessment is at the heart of the controversy  over Afghan deportations in Germany, with opponents arguing that the country is still not safe for returnees.
The authorities in Munich carried out a fresh round of...
Bahraini Top Activist Jailed for 5 Years Over Tweets
High-profile Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab was sentenced on...
Moscow Says Ties With US Will Be Hard to Repair
Moscow on Wednesday said it would be “very difficult” to...
Turkey Warns Syrian Forces Entering Afrin Face Serious Consequences
Turkey warned on Wednesday that pro-Syrian government forces...
Secret Pence, N. Korea Meeting Planned, Then Scrapped
Mike Pence and North Korean officials had planned to meet...
Trudeau Assures Canada Will Not Support India’s Sikh Separatists
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traveled to the holiest...
Name Row  in Greece, Macedonia Edging to Solution
Macedonia is closer than any time in the last decade to...