Police: 1 killed, 2 wounded in shooting at NY grocery store


April 21, 2021

Mary Altaffer, Associated Press

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder speaks to reporters near the scene of a shooting at a Stop & Shop supermarket, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in West Hempstead, N.Y.

WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - An employee suspected of shooting three workers at an office inside a Long Island grocery store Tuesday, killing a manager, was arrested hours after fleeing, police said.

Gabriel DeWitt Wilson, 31, was taken into custody around 3:15 p.m. at an apartment building about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the store, Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said. Information on charges and a lawyer who could speak on Wilson's behalf wasn't immediately available.

The shooting happened around 11:15 a.m. inside offices upstairs from the shopping floor at the Stop & Shop supermarket in West Hempstead, Ryder said.



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