Suspect in Ridgewood shooting found dead in apparent suicide: NYPD

By Gabriel Rom

A suspect wanted in connection with the shooting of two men at a Ridgewood deli on Sunday morning was found dead a short time later, slumped over his steering wheel in an apparent suicide, police said.

At around 1:50 a.m., the suspect entered Mike’s Deli Grocery, located at 20-60 Gates Ave., and shot two of the deli’s employees after getting into a verbal dispute with them, police said.

The two victims, a 23-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, were taken to Elmhurst Hospital. As of Monday, they were listed in stable condition, police said.

About two hours later, police from the 73rd Precinct saw a vehicle operating without headlights in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn, police said.

Police tried to stop the car when they heard a gunshot go off, police said.

The suspect, who was not immediately identified, was found slumped over his steering wheel with a fatal wound to his head, police said.

Reach reporter Gabriel Rom by e-mail at grom@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4564.

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