2003-03-27 / Top Stories

Brooklyn “Serial” Killer Hits Another Store

By Charles Rogers
By Charles Rogers

Brooklyn "Serial" Killer Hits Another StoreBy Charles Rogers

NYPD photo of suspect taken from surveillance camera. Police say he walks with a "distinctive pigeon-toed gait."NYPD photo of suspect taken from surveillance camera. Police say he walks with a "distinctive pigeon-toed gait."

The owner of a grocery store at the corner of Buffalo Avenue and Eastern Parkway appeared to be the latest victim of a man police are now calling a serial killer. The store, not more than five miles from a market in Mill Basin where another killing took place, was where Mohammed Abdul Nasser Ali, 54, was shot and killed and his cousin, Yakoob Abdul Aldailam, 22, was critically wounded last Thursday morning, March 20.

Police told reporters the shooting took place at about 10:30 a.m. when the lone bandit entered the store and encountered Ali, whom he immediately shot once in the head with a .9mm handgun. He then turned to the cashier's booth inside, forced his gun-hand under a plexiglass shield and shot Al-dailam three times, wounding him in the chest, arm and leg. The wounded man was taken to Brookdale Hospital by Emergency Medical Service ambulance and was last listed in "stable" condition, according to reports.

To add more distress to the victims, a shopper at the store Friday said it had been burglarized sometime overnight - after the shooting - with the thief getting away with cigarettes and a small amount of cash. Police at the scene, however, would not corroborate the burglary.

The scene of the killing is only a short distance from where a laundromat worker was killed when he was shot in the face on March 10th and an auto parts store manager was gunned down on March 1. The Mill Basin murder took place on February 8, as did the killing of a store owner in Ozone Park, Queens. In three of the four murders, a .40 mm handgun was used. The auto parts store manager was killed by a .45 mm handgun.


Television crew takes pictures of store at Buffalo Avenue and Eastern Parkway where killer who has been terrorizing local businesses murdered the owner and injured a worker last Thursday. Police say the murderer is "probably" the same man who killed a Mill Basin merchant and at least three other Brooklyn and Queens store owners in the past two months. 					                      Charles RogersTelevision crew takes pictures of store at Buffalo Avenue and Eastern Parkway where killer who has been terrorizing local businesses murdered the owner and injured a worker last Thursday. Police say the murderer is "probably" the same man who killed a Mill Basin merchant and at least three other Brooklyn and Queens store owners in the past two months. Charles Rogers

The NYPD has formed a task force on the case and a video-frame photo of the killer, a black man in his 20s, has been released. It was said that he walks "with a slight pigeon-toed gait."

Anyone with information is asked to call the 63 Precinct Detective Squad at (718)258-4400 or 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Brooklyn "Serial" Killer Hits Another Store

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