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Police searching for man who killed Queens bodega worker



Police are still searching for the unidentified man who gunned down a bodega worker Saturday night in Queens, officials said.

Juan Torres, 54, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head after police responded to a 911 call by the victim’s brother, who owns the bodega, Lucky Grocery and Deli, on Merrick Boulevard in Laurelton.

Torres’ brother, Felix, 50, told the Daily News that the killer first threatened him, holding a gun to his head and forcing his face down on the counter.

“I said: ‘Please don’t kill me. I got my family. I'll give you money,’ ” Torres told the News. “He took money from the register. Then I heard ‘Boom!’ and he left. I never saw his face — or my brother.”

Juan Torres had three sons, all in their 20s, the News reported.

Police said yesterday they had “no new leads.”


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