Man arrested in fatal shooting of father in NYC deli as daughter … – New York Daily News

A fight inside a Manhattan bodega turned lethal on Thursday afternoon when one man opened fire on the other, cops said. (New York Daily News Handout)
The gunman who shot dead a Manhattan bodega customer right in front of the victim’s 10-year-old daughter has been busted, police said Thursday.
Joseph Morros, 31, was arrested Monday after getting indicted for last week’s murder of Tykeem Berry, 30, at the 144 Deli-Grocery on Nagle Ave. in Inwood.
Berry, who had just picked his child up from school, “was upset because our perpetrator was staring at him,” Chief of Detectives James Essig said of the shooting on the afternoon of Nov. 15.
Two men square off inside the 144 Deli-Grocery on Nagle Ave & Thayer St in Washington Hts. One man shoots the other in the chest as the struggle spills outside on Dec 15, 2022. (Obtained by Daily News)
During the argument, the suspect stepped outside and then charged back in to open fire — all of it caught on video — Essig said.
A wounded Berry struggled with the assailant before collapsing to the pavement in front of the bodega.
Berry’s daughter, seen moments earlier on the video, was not captured in the footage when the gunman fired.
Tykeem Berry, 30, was shot to death in front of his 10 y-o daughter in a fight inside the 144 Deli-Grocery that spilled out onto Nagle Ave in Washington Heights on Dec. 15, 2022. (Facebook)
“This man shot my son right in front of his 10-year-old daughter,” Berry’s father, Daryl Frazier, 53, told the Daily News last week. “My son was a good man. It’s unbelievable. How are we supposed to deal with this?”
A nearby vendor recounted the disturbing series of events.
“The two young guys were arguing inside the grocery. The guy with the pistol said, ‘Come out. Come outside. Step outside.’ But he wouldn’t,” said Nelson Trinidad, 28, who sells fruit and vegetables from a van on Nagle Ave. “So he went back in and they struggled. He shot him right in the chest. One time.”
Berry was rushed to Harlem Hospital, where he died about a half hour later, cops said.
A male was shot inside the bodega at 144 Nagle Ave in the the Inwood section of Manhattan on Thursday, December 15, 2022. (Sam Costanza/for New York Daily News)
Along with the 10-year-old daughter, Berry leaves behind an 8-year-old son, according to his family.
“My brother was a loving and caring man,” said Berry’s sister, Karen Mebane, 43. “He had a shady past, but he grew up to be a good man, a good father and was leading a good life.”
Morros has 10 prior arrests, two of them for weapons possession, said Essig.
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