NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man who was shot in the head during a robbery earlier this week in Queens has died, police said Friday.
Hani Kasem, 64, died Tuesday at Jamaica Hospital.
Police said Kasem was shot in the head just before 10:30 a.m. Monday when three men entered 98-21 101st Avenue in an attempt to rob the business.
“They went in there with a gun demanding a lot of money in which the argument started and Mr. Kasem was shot,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said.
The victim’s 32-year-old son was also hurt and was treated at the scene for bruises and lacerations to his face and head. Neighboring businesses said they ran a wholesale distribution company out of the location.
Police were looking for three men wearing dress suits. They said the suspects took off in a black Nissan Altima and were last seen on 99th Street.
“We’ve identified two of the perpetrators, we’re seeking them now,” Boyce said.
It’s unclear if anything was stolen.