Brooklyn Deli Worker Shot and Killed During Attempted Robbery: Police

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A worker at a Brooklyn deli was shot and killed during an attempted robbery at the shop Tuesday evening, police said.

The deadly incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. inside the Flatbush Deli Corp. store at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Caton Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, according to police. As the armed robber tried to steal cash from the register, 20-year-old Fedhi Moosa defended himself.

The gunman then opened fire and a bullet struck the young worker, Abdul Ghaffar Nasser of the Alliance of Yemeni American Business said.

"The human instinct kicked in. He was trying to defend himself and defend his store. The suspect just turned around and shot him right in the head," Nasser said.

Moosa was pronounced dead at the scened.

News about the tragedy prompted board members of the AYAB to gather at the store in an effort to support Moosa's family. The group called for more protection for bodega workers and planned to rally at the deli on Thursday.

So far, no arrest has been made and police have only identified the suspect as a man dressed in all black. An investigation is ongoing.

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