A gunman who pistol-whipped a Bronx bodega clerk was arrested Thursday night, police said.
Timothy Bohler was arrested at around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday in connection with the attack. The 22-year-old was charged with attempted murder, two counts of assault, two counts of attempted assault, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon (loaded firearm) in the second-degree and reckless endangerment.
The deli’s owner, Ali Alhadiss, said that his brother was working Thursday night when the suspect asked for something for free during checkout. When his brother said no, the man threw a can of iced tea at the 43-year-old and left.
Surveillance footage shows Bohler returning a few minutes later with a gun. Alhadiss’ brother, Mohammed Seguon, said he heard the trigger click but that the gun didn’t go off.
"He start trying to shoot,” Alhadiss said. “He start trying to shoot you know my brother and trying to shoot the guy behind the cash register."
Alhadiss said that afterward, the man pistol-whipped Seguon and another clerk before he took off in a Dodge Charger.
Police tracked down the car at Allerton and Tiemann avenues, and they heard a gunshot before the firearm was tossed from the vehicle.
The suspect then took off on foot. A woman with him was taken into custody for questioning but was later released.