BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A Bedford Stuyvesant church elder is expected survive after he was shot twice Monday morning during a robbery gone wrong near his Quincy Avenue home, police and news sources reported.
The victim, identified by the Daily News as Francis Gabourel, 56, of Bed-Stuy, was shot in the wrist and arm as he attempted to prevent a robber from making off with his beloved gold crucifix, police said.
The Rehoboth Gospel Assembly Worldwide elder was sitting behind the wheel of his Range Rover when the assailant approached him and attempted to snatch the chain, the New York Post reported.
Gabourel was shot as he struggled, police said. The robber fled and Gabourel was transported to Kings County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.