Suspected shooter in Queens slaying of Imam and friend taken into police custody, may have been settling score in Muslim-Hispanic feud
BY THOMAS TRACY, JOHN ANNESE, ELLEN MOYNIHAN, ROSS KEITH, ROCCO PARASCANDOLA, STEPHEN REX BROWN
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Monday, August 15, 2016, 6:34 AM
The suspected killer was taken into custody Sunday night but had not been charged or identified, according to the sources. Police officials would not confirm whether a suspect was nabbed.
Video of the horrific 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.
Sources pointed to an ongoing feud between Muslims and Hispanics in the neighborhood, saying the shooting may have been payback after a group of Muslims allegedly attacked some Hispanics a few weeks earlier.
“This guy looks like he has shot a gun before. You don’t walk up behind someone, even from 5 feet, and just get two head shots. How many times you see cops fire 16 times and they hit the guy only twice?” a police source said.
Whole lotta Lib/Prog Trump-Haters gonna have a major sad when they wake up to this news! I think I may already have ruined several FBFriend’s Cheerios.