Javier Sánchez, a 33-year-old Ecuadorian immigrant, was shot to death during an alleged robbery outside a gas station near his home in Brooklyn (NYC).
the victim was father of a girl and was heading home, located less than two blocks away, when it was surrounded by a group of men who shot him in the head early Sunday morning, New York police said, searching for five suspects for the crime.
Sanchez came to the United States 13 months ago from Ambato (Ecuador) where her 4-year-old daughter lives with her mother. “I was coming home,” she told Daily News his cousin Paul Euza, 25 years old. “He went to a party, danced and hung out.”
Video captured at least three men confronting Sanchez in the parking lot of the BP gas station at 1525 Myrtle Ave. next to Irving Ave. in the bushwick neighborhood about 4 am on Sunday.
Images of the interior of the gas station store previously captured one of the men in the group taking a case of beer Model before meeting a friend indoors. It is not clear from the video what role, if any, either of those two men played in the shooting.
Apparently the suspects approached Sánchez demanding that he hand over his wallet, which he did, but then they wanted his backpack. He resisted because inside were his passport and his driver’s license, he told ABC News his uncle Pablo Tayupanta. The victim He worked in construction and as an Uber driver.
No arrests have been made or suspects identified. Anyone with information should call to 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also through the page crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.
Police data shows nine robberies within a one-block radius of the gas station during the first eight months of this year, including a gas station assault on March 8.
“Here there are many robberies. They’re neighborhood guys, so they just drink in the area.” said Waquir Mazhar, manager of the BP petrol station. “That’s why we had to install bulletproof glass. I think it was last year after we were robbed.”
Gas stations have become dangerous areas in New York. In a similar incident, in March a 51-year-old man was shot in the head at dawn while he was refueling at a service station in the bronx.
In November gas station attendant the bronx was shot in the head while working. that same month A 23-year-old Guatemalan man died after being beaten with a wooden plank during a confrontation with a group of men in front of a gas station in queens (NYC).
In October a robber hit a gas station attendant in Brooklyn (NYC) while his two accomplices robbed the establishment.
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