NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A bodega clerk was found shot to death in Queens on Saturday morning.

Police responding to a 911 call found Nassirou Diallo, 46, dead behind the counter at the Sunshine Deli on Merrick Boulevard.

A source told the New York Post that the cash register was empty when police arrived.

Two suspects, both male, were seen fleeing the store following the shooting, the Post reported. One suspect wore a red hoodie, while the other wore blue jeans and a gray shirt.

Anyone with information regarding this incident has been asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

Comments (3)
  1. The Facts says:

    Two African American males.

  2. TopOfTheHill says:

    Heartbreaking. RIP, Nassirou Diallo, and deepest sympathy to your family.

  3. The Facts says:

    CBS left out the complete description of the robbers again. You will now have to make an educated guess!

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