New York City police are questioning a man in the killing of a Muslim cleric and his associate as they left prayers at a mosque in Queens.
This surveillance video shows the moment the imam and his associate were gunned down from behind.
Police are now questioning a man in the killing of the 55-year-old Muslim cleric, Maulana Akonjee and his associate Thara Uddin.
NYPD Deputy Inspector Henry Sautner, said earlier that:
“Video evidence shows a male with medium complexion with dark polo shirt and short.”
Police had released this sketch of the suspected gunman.
The brazen daylight shooting happened in a Bangladeshi community of Queens.
The imam and his associate were gunned down just blocks from their mosque where they had just left afternoon prayers.
Police have yet to establish a motive behind the shootings.So far, they say there is no evidence the men were targeted because of their faith.