Gunman who opened fire in East New York deli sentenced for killing one man, wounding another: DA

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An East New York man is facing 25 years to life in prison after killing one man and wounding another in 2020.
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An East New York man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for injuring one man and killing another when he opened fire in a deli in June 2020.

The defendant, 28-year-old Marcus Worrell, faced a jury trial last year and was convicted November on charges of second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of  a weapon. 

On Jan. 8, Worrell was sentenced to prison by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Donald Leo. 

According to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, Worrell walked into a deli at 620 Livonia Ave. on the night of June 5, 2020, and opened fire on 28-year-old Evon Hillman, who was inside the business at the time. Hillman died instantly, according to court testimony, but Worrell kept shooting anyway.

A second victim, a 40-year-old man who was standing beside Hillman at the time, was shot twice in the stomach, which caused “massive internal damage,” per the DA’s office.

After the shooting, Worrell reportedly stole robbed another victim of his motorcycle at gunpoint and fled the scene. Police found and arrested him on Aug. 5, 2020. 

Hillman’s fiancée gave birth to the couple’s son two months after the murder. 

“The defendant showed a complete indifference to human life when he callously opened fire inside of a crowded deli, repeatedly shooting and killing one man, a soon-to-be father, and shooting and severely wounding a second man,” said Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez, in a statement. “Today’s sentence holds him accountable for his actions.” 

According to NYPD data, in the 75th Precinct, where the incident took place, there were 26 murders in 2020 and 25 each in 2021 and 2022.