MANHATTAN — A man was fatally shot in the right shoulder during a fight outside an East Harlem grocery store Tuesday night and the police is looking for three suspects involved in the shooting, officials said.
Shaka Jones, 24, was outside the store at 1924 Second Ave., near East 99th Street, about 11:42 p.m., when a group of two or three people came up and started a fist fight with him, an NYPD spokeswoman said.
A video released by the police on Friday afternoon shows a man wearing white T-shirt and jeans being chased by two men and a woman and then fighting with them. The video also shows Jones breaking away from the fray and running toward the store entrance.
One of the attackers, sporting a black hoodie, pulled out a gun and shot Jones in the right shoulder as he entered the store, according to the police and the video. One of the attackers then said, "How you like that," according an NYPD spokeswoman.
The first responders found Jones in the store's basement, police said.
Jones, who lived in Morningside Heights, was pronounced dead at Metropolitan Hospital, police said.
There have been no arrests and the police are looking for three suspects - two men and a woman- depicted in the video. The suspects are all between 18 and 25 years-old, the police said.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are kept strictly confidential.