Bed-stuy deli worker shot in the leg during dispute: Cops

Police from the 81 Precinct probe a shooting at A&M Deli.
Police from the 81st Precinct probe a shooting at A&M Deli in Bedford-Stuyvesant Thursday morning.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A Brooklyn bodega worker was shot in the leg Thursday morning, cops said, after an argument broke out in the busy corner store.

The shooting broke out just after 10:15 am on May 6 inside A&M Deli, near the intersection of Greene Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard in Bedford-Stuyvesant, where chocolate bars and muffins were sprawled out on the pavement as authorities investigated.

“Early this morning, they got into a dispute,” said witness Tammy Paterson of the employee and the trigger man, who she said threatened to come back and kill the worker.

Chocolate bars and muffins lay in the street.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

“‘I’ll come back and kill you. Keep playing with me,'” the perp allegedly said.

Shootings are up nearly 67 percent year-to-date in the 81st Precinct, where Thursday’s incident occurred, when compared to 2020, according to NYPD data.

“This type of thing makes me feel unsafe,” said patron Peggy Williams, 53. “I go to this deli every morning for coffee. What happens if he comes back and shoots the other deli workers and everyone in the damn store?”

Crowds gather outside of A&M Deli as cops investigate a May 6 shooting inside the store.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Additional reporting by Lloyd Mitchell