Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Suspect arrested for murder in fatal shooting of NYC imam, associate

A lot of people want this to be a hate crime for agenda reasons. 
Who knows if it was?  My suspicion, it was very personal beef and may have nothing to do with hate at all.
CBS News reports a man suspected in the fatal shooting of an imam and his friend as they left a mosque in New York City has been arrested on charges of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

Charges against 35-year-old Oscar Morel, of Brooklyn, were upgraded on Monday after police say they recovered a revolver at his home and clothes similar to that being worn in surveillance video that shows the gunman.

Morel was arrested on Sunday after police say he hit a bicyclist 10 minutes after Saturday's shooting in Queens. It wasn't immediately clear if he has an attorney who can comment on the charges.
Authorities have not said what prompted the daytime shooting of Imam Maulana Alauddin Akonjee and Thara Uddin.

Earlier Monday the NYPD said it believed a man they had in custody was the person behind the shooting. 

NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said during the press conference Monday night that they believed the suspect in custody for a hit-and-run in Brooklyn is the same person who killed the imam and his assistant.

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