A 35-year-old Staten Island deli worker is dead after an apparent robbery gone wrong Saturday night.
At around 7:53 p.m. on July 8, police responded to a 911 call of a possible robbery at Manor Deli & Convenience, 444 Manor Road, in Castleton Corners. Officers arrived to find the victim with a gunshot wound to the chest.
The man — whose identity is being withheld by police pending family notification — was rushed to Richmond University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
As of Sunday morning, it was still unclear if any property was removed from the store at the time of the shooting.
There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing, cops said.
Saturday night’s shooting took place within the confines of Staten Island’s 120th Precinct, where the Police Department’s former top cop recently pledged to bring more police resources due to a reported rise in major crime. Reports of murder, rape and robbery are all up more than 90% in the precinct year-to-date, according to NYPD data.
As of July 2, when the most recent data is available, there were eight reported murders in the area — double that of last year’s four reported during that same time frame. Shooting incidents, however, are on par with last year.