Community leaders, elected officials seek help solving Fordham fatal shooting case

On Wednesday around 11:30 p.m., Maurice Diop and his sister Katherine got into an argument over music playing from a bodega with another person. That person started to walk away before turning around and opening fire – hitting both siblings.

News 12 Staff

Jun 21, 2021, 4:31 PM

Updated 1,126 days ago

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Community leaders and elected officials returned to the scene of the shooting that left a woman dead and her brother injured in Fordham last week.
On Wednesday around 11:30 p.m., Maurice Diop and his sister Katherine got into an argument over music playing from a bodega with another person. That person started to walk away before turning around and opening fire – hitting both siblings.
While Maurice survived, his 29-year-old sister did not. She was pronounced dead at St. Barnabas Hospital with a gunshot wound to her torso.
Maurice and Katherine had been celebrating the graduation of another one of their siblings that day.
So far, Maurice has not been able to give police any description of the suspect. Officials are asking anyone with information to come forward.
During a news conference Monday morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the maximum reward for Crime Stopper tips had increased from $2,500 to $3,500. They can be reached at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls are anonymous.


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