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Father of Two Dies Weeks After Being Shot in Jamaica

By  Tuan Nguyen and Aidan Gardiner | August 31, 2012 8:55am | Updated on August 31, 2012 2:05pm

JAMAICA — After a 24-day battle for his life, a Queens man known for his dedication to his family and work with the disabled died from gunshot wounds he suffered earlier this month, the NYPD said Friday.

Patrick Munroe, 41, was returning late from work as a medical assistant on Aug. 6 when he was shot several times in his chest, family and police said.

He had gotten into a fight with unknown assailant at a bus stop at 111-20 Merrick Blvd. — just a block away from his home — moments before the 11:15 p.m. shooting, police said.

Munroe was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition and put on life support for three weeks before succumbing to his injuries Thursday, police said.

Munroe’s wife, Shyan, 32, said she heard three gunshots and ran from her home to find her husband’s green Honda Odyssey surrounded by police and yellow tape.

“I’m just so hurt that they hunted him down like an animal like that,” she said.

No one has been arrested.

Shyan said her husband was a devoted dad of two, a 3-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy, who focused on his family and stayed out of trouble.

“He doesn't hang out in the street," she said. "He's a loving man. He is always with family or playing music—he loves gospel and reggae."

Munroe worked as a counselor for Life's WORC, a non-profit that provides housing to people with disabilities. 

His funeral is tentatively planned for September.

"Honestly, I haven't thought about what will be next,” his wife said. “I just try to take one thing at a time for now."