UPDATE 11/18/12, NYC — Picture of the .22 Caliber Killer: ‘Methodical’ gunman behind Brooklyn store owner’s murder linked to two other shootings
- Casings from the same .22 caliber handgun found at all three crime scenes
- Killer may have chosen stores based on lack of surveillance cameras
- All three victims are Middle Eastern, prompting fears of racial motivation
- Police offering $12,000 reward for information
Suspect: Following one homicide at a 99 cent store that used the same gun, police released this sketch of the suspect
A sketch of the killer has been released after a witness told police he noticed a disturbed man at a previous victim’s store just before a body was discovered, muttering to himself about putting a bullet in someone’s head.
He is said to be roughly 5-foot-5 and around 140 pounds.
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11/17/12, NYC — Authorities say a New York City boutique owner was shot to death in the head Friday night with the same gun that killed two other shopkeepers in the same borough over the summer. Ballistics tests matched in each killing, all of which occurred in Brooklyn shops with an ‘8’ in the address. The Daily News reports that the shop owner Vahidipour Rahmatollah of Great Neck was behind the counter of She She in Brooklyn’s Flatbush section when he was shot Friday night.
The gunman dragged the victim’s body toward the back of the store and covered it with clothing. Police found the 78-year-old with two gunshot wounds to the head and one to the torso, DNA Info reported.
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