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Homeless Man Shot at Two Employees at Ozone Park Convenience Store, Killing One: NYPD

Crossbay Express Smoke & Vape Shop , Convenience Store (Google Maps)

Oct. 27, 2020 By Allie Griffin

A homeless man shot at two employees inside an Ozone Park convenience store Monday evening, killing one of them.

Police officers arrested a 63-year-old homeless man after he allegedly shot at the two employees inside Crossbay Express Smoke & Vape Shop Convenience Store, located at 137-02 Cross Bay Blvd.

The homeless man, Steven Cohen, had gotten into a argument with the store employees and pulled out a gun, police said.

He shot 26-year-old Mohmediyan Tarwala in the stomach and shot at another male employee, 32, but missed. EMS rushed Tarwala to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he declared dead, police said.

An off-duty NYPD officer was at the store during the dispute and apprehended Cohen, who was charged with murder, attempted murder and two counts of criminal use of a firearm.

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