“Meals On Wheels” Driver Murdered

Meals-On-Wheels driver was shot once in the chest

A man delivering meals to the poor and elderly was shot and killed Monday morning in the lobby of a Brownsville building. 

Police said the 55-year-old driver for a Meals-On-Wheels program was shot once in the chest as he made a delivery at 341 Dumont Avenue.
Investigators are looking into whether the victim was killed after walking in on a dispute between two men.  Police are also looking into robbery as a possible motive although officials said nothing appears to have been stolen from the man's pockets.
The victim lives along Pennsylvania Avenue in Brooklyn. Police requested NBCNY not reveal his name until his next of kin are notified.  The shooting happened around 10:15 AM.  The driver was rushed to Brookdale Medical Center.
Police identify the gunman as a male in his 20's wearing a hooded sweatshirt. 
A spokeswoman for City-Meals-On-Wheels said the driver was an employee of the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged. That agency, known as JASA, is contracted by the city's Department of Aging, which organizes weekday meal deliveries.

Meals-on-Wheels serves more than 18,000 New Yorkers, most in their 70's and 80's.
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