Police believe as many as four men were involved in the shooting death Sunday of a Valley Stream man working at a gas station in Flushing.
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said Tuesday no property appeared to have been taken when robbers held up Nadeem Khan, 39, as he worked the overnight shift at a Mobil station at the intersection of College Point Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue.
"It could have been an attempted robbery," said Kelly, explaining the thieves might have panicked and fled when Khan was shot numerous times inside the station office. As many as two other accomplices appeared to be outside the office, said Kelly.
On Monday, police released a surveillance video of two men, described as between the ages of 20 and 25, confronting Khan. One of the men on the video appears to shoot Khan several times. The other suspect appears to re-enter Khan's office area.
Tuesday, Khan's brother Waseem told Newsday a gas station customer who attended the funeral Monday said another video camera about two blocks away recorded the scene. The camera captured the two suspects getting into a waiting car that then made a U-turn and drove away, said Waseem Khan. A police spokesman said detectives have not come across a second video.
Khan's family took his body to Kennedy Airport last night to be flown back to his native Pakistan. Khan, who moved to the United States from Karachi, had been here less than a year and was scheduled to return to Pakistan next month to attend the weddings of another brother and sister.
Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit tips by logging onto nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting them to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All contacts are confidential.