Bushwick mourns loss of bodega worker as police search for killer

The video shows the gunman walk into the Central Avenue store in a gray and yellow jacket. (4/18/14)

BROOKLYN - The Bushwick community is mourning the tragic death of a bodega worker who was shot to death on the job as police continue to search for his killer.

According to police, 52-year-old Swadh Maged was shot in the arm and chest while working at the Central Avenue corner store Thursday.

News 12 spoke with one neighbor who says Maged was a good man who would let customers buy something, even if they were a little short on change.

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Another neighbor says Maged leaves behind a family, including 13 children, in his home country of Yemen.

Police released surveillance video that shows the gunman walking into the store wearing a gray and yellow jacket and pointing a gun covered by a plastic bag.

Investigators believe that the suspect is in his 20s. He was last seen in a light-colored van, which was also caught on camera. 

Police are urging anyone with information to call 1-800-577-TIPS.

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