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2nd Suspect Charged In Slaying Of East New York Deli Worker Hisham Zidan

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Hisham Zidan was found dead inside the East New York deli he worked at for nearly 10 years. (Credit: CBS 2)

Hisham Zidan was found dead inside the East New York deli he worked at for nearly 10 years. (Credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A second man has been arrested for allegedly killing a Brooklyn deli worker during a burglary earlier this month.

Hisham Zidan, 55, was found dead Jan. 10 inside the East New York deli where he had been employed for nearly a decade. Responding police officers said they found the cash register on the floor and Zidan unresponsive with a head wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ahmed Jones, 30, of Brooklyn, was arrested and charged with murder and burglary, police announced Tuesday. Last week, authorities charged Amir Alawadi, 19, of Brooklyn, with murder in connection with the case.

Police have also been searching for a third suspect.

Co-workers told CBS 2 they believe someone may have come in through the back of the deli on Stanley Avenue overnight and killed Zidan.

“They went from inside the basement to the store. They find him in the bathroom,” a store clerk said. “They were trying to faint him, but they hit him really hard, and he lost his life.”

The Mohamed family, which owns the deli, said Zidan had been living and working in the U.S. for more than 10 years, and traveled back to his native Jordan, where he had five children.

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