IRVINGTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Prosecutors have announced a $10,000 reward leading to the arrest of the suspects following the fatal shooting of a northern New Jersey bodega owner on Saturday evening.
Narendrak Patel, 52, was working behind the counter of the Irvington Mini Market when at least one armed gunman entered the store shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday and apparently tried to rob the store.
Patel was shot several times and was pronounced dead a short time later.
The Essex County Acting Prosecutor and Irvington’s police director said the four suspects in the robbery were caught on the store’s surveillance camera.
Further details on the shooting, including what type of weapon was used, have not been disclosed. It was not clear if the assailant made off with any cash or items from the store.
The slaying is the eighth homicide recorded in the Essex County community this year. There were nine killings in Irvington in 2012.
Anyone with information or who can identify the suspects is asked to call the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tip line at 1-877-847-7432.
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