Long Island Man Riding Bicycle Home from Work Fatally Shot in Head: Police

The 21-year-old man was found underneath his bicycle on a street Thanksgiving morning

A 21-year-old Long Island man riding his bicycle home from work was found shot dead on a street early Thanksgiving morning, police say.

Naim Isiah Al-Hakeem, who lived with his grandparents in Bay Shore, was found underneath his bicycle at around 5:30 a.m. on a North Bay Shore street, with a gunshot wound to the head, according to police. 

Suffolk police were investigating and did not have any suspects or a motive for the killing.

Al-Hakeem's family said he worked nights at a UPS facility and was saving for a car. 

"He was a good young man," said his grandmother Polly Al-Hakeem. "He was in no trouble or anything." 

His aunt, Gwen Lee, said: "He's working, he's trying to make a life for himself, and somebody just shoots him, for what reason? I don't understand this." 

Al-Hakeem's family and friends said he was hardworking and held down several jobs to make a living. But his real love, they said, was rap music. His rap name was Isiah Wolfe, and he was working with a group called Green Enk Society, a friend said.

"He made the ticket, he made the flyers," said the friend, Geda. "But he was a kid. He barely understood the world yet." 

Lee said, "He was only 21 years old. He didn't even get a chance to taste life yet." 

"I just hope whoever did it gets found," said his uncle Kevin Lee.

Anyone with information is asked to call Suffolk Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. 

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