NJ man arrested in fatal shooting of Brooklyn bodega worker, police say

The shooting led to renewed calls for increased protections for bodega workers citywide.

News 12 Staff

Dec 29, 2021, 2:46 PM

Updated 843 days ago

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A New Jersey man has been arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of a deli employee earlier this month that led to renewed calls for protections for bodega workers.
Ricardo Senatus, 21, was arrested in New Jersey allegedly shooting 20-year-old Fadhl Moosa in the head on Dec. 14 after Senatus entered Flatbush Deli Corp near Flatbush and Caton avenues demanding money, police say. Senatus shot Moosa after he attempted to defend himself.
Moosa’s death prompted an outpouring of support from the community, with hundreds of people attending the funeral for Moosa, including Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin and Attorney General Letitia James.
The Yemeni American Merchants Association called for increased protections and support for all bodega workers after Moosa’s death, saying the attack on him was just one in a string of multiple recent incidents.
Mayor-elect Eric Adams and incoming NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell visited the deli, where Adams said it will take a combined effort from police, lawmakers and the community to avoid tragic incidents such as Moosa’s death.
Senatus faces multiple charges, including murder, robbery, and criminal possession of a weapon.


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