The 30-year-old man was shot dead in front of his nine-year-old daughter after a row broke out at the New York bodega
This is the horrific moment a 30-year-old man was shot dead in front of his nine-year-old daughter at a Manhattan bodega after an argument broke out.
Security cameras show Tykeem Berry, 30, arguing with the killer just after 4 p.m. Thursday at the 144 Deli & Grocery store at 14 Nagel Avenue.
The unidentified suspect, wearing a green coat with one hand in his pocket, yells at Berry – who was wearing a red down jacket – before storming off.
Berry appears to keep yelling at the man behind the door while the cashiers try to calm the situation.
But the moment Berry turns his back on the door and walks towards his daughter, the suspect bursts in and shoots him dead while the father lunges at the assailant.
But the fight is short as Berry soon collapses on the ground, his hand visibly flapping his arms before going silent as the shooter flees.
The murder is the latest as crime in the Big Apple continues to rise while NYPD resignations have skyrocketed 30 percent.
Tykeem Berry (left), 30, was shot after arguing with an unidentified suspect (right) at Manhattan’s 144 Deli & Grocery store at 14 Nagel Avenue
After the suspect walked out the door and Berry turned to approach his nine-year-old daughter, the gunman charged back and shot the father
Despite being shot, Berry leans into the shooter and manages to throw him out of the store before collapsing to the ground. He was taken to the hospital where he died
Police said Berry was taken to Harlem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His daughter was not injured in the incident.
Officials are currently searching for the suspect and are looking into whether the shooting may be linked to the victim’s 19 previous arrests.
The store’s owner, Ahmad El-Myndcer, condemned the shooting and told NBC4 that he and his employees and customers were trying to protect Berry’s daughter from seeing her father’s body.
“I don’t want the children to see their father killed,” El-Myndcer said. “It may affect them in the future. She may have problems. So we kept them inside. We gave her lemonade, we gave her what she wants.”
He added that Berry has been a loyal customer for 15 years and stops by his store every morning to buy lunch for his daughter before taking her to school.
The suspect (above right) fled the scene. The store’s employees and customers said they protected Berry’s daughter from seeing her father’s body
Police are looking for the killer who fled the scene and are investigating the cause of the shooting
The store’s owner condemned the shooting and said Berry had been a loyal customer for 15 years, buying lunch for his daughter at the bodega every day
The shooting is the latest in a city plagued by crime, which is currently increasing nearly 25 percent compared to the same time last year.
According to the NYPD’s latest report, only homicides and shooting casualties in the city are down 11.4 and 15.9 percent, respectively.
Robberies have seen the biggest increase, with police reporting 13,000 incidents so far this year, a 27.5 percent increase from the same time in 2021.
Assaults have also increased by 12.8 percent and rapes have increased by 7.8 percent.
Thousands of New York police officers have given up the country’s largest police force and are moving to other states for higher salaries.
Police department recruiters from other states, including Florida and Colorado, have rushed to the Big Apple to convince some of the city’s 34,000 officers to relocate in exchange for higher pay and better work environments.
The retention rate among NYPD officers is rocky, especially since 1,225 officers resigned before reaching five years with the police force as of November, according to the New York Times. Around 3,200 left the company this year, including pensioners.
It’s the city’s largest police exodus since 2002.
The New York Police Department is seeing an increase in layoffs as some officers flee to other states for higher salaries and more benefits
Some officers have flocked to the sunny state of Florida in search of a guaranteed $5,000 sign-up bonus and funds to further their education at a state police academy.
Spero Georgedakis, a former Miami officer who now helps relocate cops, recently ran a $20,000-a-month television ad to convince NYPD cops to relocate to Florida, according to the news agency.
Amid the Defund the Police and George Floyd protests, about 9,400 have left the NYPD since 2020, according to the news outlet.
Annual statistics released by DailyMail.com in June showed 3,152 officers left the force in 2020, meaning the pace of retirements is only slightly faster this year. In 2021, there were far fewer departures, at 2,689.
Despite nearly 6,900 joinings since 2020, it wasn’t enough.
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