Suspected shooter of Imam and assistant nabbed by NYPD
August 15, 2016  20:47
The killer who brutally shot dead a Bangladeshi-origin imam and his assistant near a mosque in New York may have been settling a score in a feud between Muslims and Hispanics, according to a media report today.

The suspect may have left behind another victim who unwittingly held the clue that solved the crime, the New York Daily News reported quoting police sources as saying.

The suspected killer was taken into custody last night but had not been charged or identified, it said. Police officials would not confirm whether a suspect was nabbed.

Video of the horrific on Saturday afternoon murders of mosque leader Maulama Akonjee, 55, and Thara Uddin, 65, at Liberty Ave. and 79th St. in Ozone Park showed the brazen crime to be a planned execution. 

The killer had crept up behind the imam and his assistant and shot both men in the head from point blank range. But the killer may have got sloppy in his haste after pulling the trigger and hit a bicyclist with his car, sources said.
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