NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police arrested a 21-year-old East Harlem man on Friday in the death of a gas station attendant in the Bronx.
Freddie McGrier faces murder, robbery and criminal possession of a weapon charges in connection with the fatal shooting.
Lamin Sillah, 28, was gunned down Sept. 4 at the RC Petroleum station on East 182nd Street and Southern Boulevard in the East Tremont section during an attempted robbery, police said.
Surveillance video showed Sillah getting into a struggle with a man wearing a blue New York Giants sweatshirt in an office at the gas station.
Sillah was shot several times in the torso during the confrontation and was pronounced dead at St. Barnabas Hospital, police said.
Sillah, a Gambian native, came to the country 10 months ago on a student visa and was taking classes at a technical school in Manhattan, relatives said. He was wrapping up his shift at the gas station at the time of the shooting.