UPPER WEST SIDE — A Bronx man pleaded guilty Thursday to murdering a young Upper West Side shopkeeper and robbing his family's store, prosecutors said.
Michael Adams, 30, admitted shooting Bubacarr Camera, 26, while robbing BNC General Merchandise at 906 Amsterdam Ave. on June 18, 2015, according to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.
The charges carry a minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison. Adams has not yet been sentenced, prosecutors said.
Adams, his brother Steven Adams, 28, and Zubearu Bettis, 44, entered the store where Camera was working around 12:30 p.m., shot him in the back of the head and left him in the back of the store, police said.
Camera, who was living in the Bronx with family at the time, wasn't found until 90 minutes later, police said. He had recently emigrated from Gambia to help support his 1-year-old son and wife who were still living there, his family told DNAinfo.
On March 30, Steven Adams also pleaded guilty to murder and robbery, as well as to physically accosting another shopkeeper during a June 16, 2015, Harlem robbery, Bharara said.
During that robbery at 2251 7th Ave., Steven Adams was accompanied by Bettis, who shot his gun, Bharara said.
Steven Adams faces the same mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison but has also not yet been sentenced, a spokesman from Bharara's office said.
Bettis has not yet entered a plea, the spokesman added
Information about the men's lawyers was not available.