Police: Musician in East Williamsburg shooting was kicked out of band

Cops believe Ali Akbar Mahammadi Rafie had an

Cops believe Ali Akbar Mahammadi Rafie had an ongoing dispute with his victims, possibly over money. (November 12, 2013 5:31 PM)

A gunman who killed three Iranian indie rock musicians and injured a fourth before taking his own life in East Williamsburg was upset because he had been kicked out of another band last year, police say. According to investigators, Ali Akbar Mahammadi Rafie shot and killed himself on the roof of 318 Maujer St. following a struggle with a member of his former band, the Free Keys. They believe the...

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