Dry Cleaner Owner Shot by Customer After Brawl Over Clothes, Police Say

By Janet Upadhye on May 2, 2014 4:47pm 

 The owner of Clean Society Cleaners, located at 307 Grand Ave., was shot in the neck by a customer after an altercation over clothing, police said.
The owner of Clean Society Cleaners, located at 307 Grand Ave., was shot in the neck by a customer after an altercation over clothing, police said.
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CLINTON HILL — The owner of a dry cleaner was shot in the neck by a customer after the two got into a "verbal altercation about clothes," according to police.

The owner of Clean Society Cleaners, on the corner of Grand Avenue and Clifton Place, told police that a customer came into the store just before 2:30 p.m. on April 25, got into a fight, pulled out a handgun and fired four shots.

One bullet grazed the 55-year-old owner's neck, police said. 

The owner, whose name was not released, was taken to Brooklyn Hospital Center in stable condition. Police at the 88th Precinct said his injury was minor.

A small bag of marijuana was found at the cleaners after the shooting, police said. It was not clear to whom the bag belonged. Police said the shooting was not drug related.

Employees at Clean Society Cleaners declined to discuss the shooting, except to say that the owner would no longer be working at the Grand Ave. location.

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