Long Island Office Shooting Victim Remembered for His Kindness at Funeral

The man suspected of killing Zachariah Yong Jae Shin is still at large, police say

By Lori Bordonaro and Greg Cergol
|  Monday, Sep 30, 2013  |  Updated 3:21 PM EDT
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Neighbors in Putnam County are on edge as the manhunt continues for Sang Ho Kim.  Checkey Beckford reports

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Neighbors in Putnam County are on edge as the manhunt continues for Sang Ho Kim. Checkey Beckford reports

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Small NY Town on Edge Amid Office Shooting Manhunt

An upstate New York community remains on edge after a car driven by a suspect in a deadly Long Island office shooting was found abandoned in the area, and the search shifted to Putnam County. Jonathan Vigliotti has the story.

Manhunt Continues for Long Island Office Shooting Suspect

The hunt for a man who allegedly walked into a Long Island light fixture company and shot two business associates, killing one, has shifted upstate after his car was found abandoned in Putnam County overnight. Checkey Beckford reports.
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Mourners on Monday remembered the young man killed in a shooting at a Long Island light fixture company last week.

Zachariah Yong Jae Shin died when a gunman opened fire at the Savenergy offices in East Garden City Wednesday, shooting the 25-year-old and the company's founder, who was critically injured.

Memorial Services for the Whitestone, Queens resident were held at the Central Funeral Home in Flushing before he was buried at a Farmingdale cemetery. 

"Very kind man, very polite, always wanting to meet deadlines, smile on his face," said Brad Sagona, a coworker of Shin's. "We will miss him quite a bit."

Police believe Sang Ho Kim, a Queens businessman, was the shooter. A body was found Monday in upstate New York, where Kim's car was found last week, and sources say it's believed to be Kim.

Kim was a Savenergy vendor and might have been upset over a business deal that went sour, according to Nassau County Police Chief Steven Skrynecki.

Meanwhile, John Choi, the shooting's other victim, continues to to recover. David Lee, a family friend, said last week that Choi was shot in the forehead, execution-style.

"He's such a great man. He's a man of honor, he's a man of integrity," Lee said of Choi, who also founded the civic group Korean American Public Affairs Committee.

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