Cops Search For Suspects In B’klyn Laundromat Shooting
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Police will be reviewing surveillance video in the hopes of finding the suspects wanted in the deadly shooting of a Brooklyn laundromat worker.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Wednesday that 45-year-old Yevgeniy Shamray was shot twice during what is believed to have been a botched robbery.
Shamray was struck once in the leg and once in the torso at the laundromat on Troy Avenue. He was transported to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Kelly said Shamray, a Russian native, was taking out the garbage while working the night shift alone when two gunmen demanded money from him. Shamray was shot shortly before midnight Monday as the site was about to close.
Kelly said Shamray had initially thought he had been shot with a BB gun and therefore did not call police. Shamray’s wife called 911 but gave the dispatcher the wrong address. Kelly said by the time the correct address was determine and EMS responded to the scene there were already people in the store administering first aid to Shamray.
There were no surveillance cameras in the laundromat but Kelly said there were some in the neighborhood which captured two men fleeing the location. He said police will attempt to enhance the tape Wednesday.
No arrests have been made.
Police said it is too early to tell whether this incident is related to the shooting death of a local bakery owner two weeks ago.
On Dec. 7, Mervyn Johnson, 68, owner of Merv’s Bakery on Nostrand Avenue, was walking to his apartment around 8:30 p.m. when he was confronted by a gunman and shot once in the head at the corner of Brooklyn Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard, police said.