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

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

    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."

    Small NY Town on Edge Amid Office Shooting Manhunt

    [NY] Small New York Town on Edge as Police Search for Long Island Office Shooting Suspect
    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.

    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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