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80-year-old deli clerk fatally shot in Brooklyn

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EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn —An 80-year-old clerk at a Brooklyn deli was fatally shot in the chest Tuesday night.

Abdulla Yafaee was at 797 Deli on Stanley Avenue when he was shot around 6:30 p.m., police officials said. Officers found his him on the floor of the corner store.

Yafaee was rushed to Brookdale hospital in critical condition, but he did not survive the gunshot wound.

Police have not yet made any arrests, but a person is currently being questioned.

The culprit is believed to be in his 30s. He was last seen wearing dark clothing and tan boots.

Customers remember Yafaee as a good man.

A 55-year-old clerk at the same deli was killed in 2014. Hisham Zidan's body was found in the basement of the deli. He suffered a heart attack during a robbery. Officers at the time found a cash register on the floor.

Another employee fought off an armed gunman with a baseball bat in another incident at the deli.

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