Murder charge for suspect in bodega slaying

The memorial for a bodega worker slain in Bedford Park is growing, and his suspected killer is now facing charges, according to police. Waly Camara, 49, was shot and killed after police say a man stole

News 12 Staff

Aug 11, 2016, 5:55 AM

Updated 2,839 days ago

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Murder charge for suspect in bodega slaying
The memorial for a bodega worker slain in Bedford Park is growing, and his suspected killer is now facing charges, according to police.
Waly Camara, 49, was shot and killed after police say a man stole a gun from an officer.
Authorities charged Efraim Guzman, 30, with murder, attempted murder and robbery in the slaying.
The owner of the store where Camara worked says the slain man was like family.
"We will be missing him," says Salah Abisse, who goes by the name David. "Waly was a nice guy...He helped people."
Police say Camara was trying to help two NYPD officers who were trying to subdue Guzman. The suspect allegedly took one of the officer's guns and fired 15 shots.
One of those bullets mortally struck Camara.
Police shot Guzman twice, and he was taken into custody and to the hospital.


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