Loved ones of laundromat owner killed at his own business demand change
An East New York laundromat owner was killed at his own business, and on Monday night community members, loved ones and elected officials called for a change to come to city safety.
Money Perkins, 37, was approached by three masked gunmen inside of his business, Money P Clean Laundromat, back on Dec. 1, according to the NYPD. The gunmen ultimately struck Perkins and took his life.
"Now his mother has to bury her son, now a wife has is grieving, children are left fatherless,” said Narasha Christopher of Mothers for Safe Cities. “When are we going to end this senseless gun violence in our community?"
Local organizations and elected officials are asking the community to help find who is responsible.
"No one wakes up in the morning and thinks that they're going to have to bury someone, their loved one. So, there has to be a plan that coordinates all agencies, not just one agency,” said Assembly member Monique Chandler-Waterman.
The Perkins family released a statement outlining their struggles during this difficult time, and a reward of up to $3,500 is being offered for anyone who may have information on the people responsible for this violent crime.