NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The suspect in the murder of three Brooklyn shopkeepers was indicted Tuesday on first-degree murder charges.Police Reveal More Details In Death Of 10-Year-Old Ayden Wolfe; Mother's Boyfriend Ryan Cato Faces Murder Charges
He is accused of using the same .22-caliber gun to kill three shopkeepers between July and mid-November.
The first store owner killed was Mohamed Gebeli. He was found dead in his Bay Ridge clothing store, Valentino Fashion, at 7718 5th Ave., on July 6.
The latest homicide happened Nov. 16 at the She She Boutique at 836 Flatbush Ave. in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Store owner Rahmatollah Vahidipour was found fatally shot, police said.READ MORE: Long Island Rail Road Riders Face Crowded Trains On First Day Of Service Cuts
All three victims were of Middle Eastern descent and all shop owners who were working alone in their stores when they were killed.
Following the latest incident, police said Perrone was seen in surveillance video walking away from the scene with a duffel bag. He was later labeled as “John Doe Duffel Bag” as police questioned him.
Inside the bag, police said they found the sawed-off rifle used in the murders, as well as women’s stockings, black gloves, a laser scope and two knives. One of the knives had stains that appeared to be blood, police said.
Perrone, a Brooklyn native, is divorced and lives with his girlfriend. He went store to store trying to sell clothing, police said, but it was unclear if he had tried to sell to any of the victims.
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