NYPD: 30-Year-Old Man Shot and Killed in Harlem Smoke Shop

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A man was shot and killed in a Harlem bodega and smoke shop on Sunday night. The victim, Jazeke Samuels, was found with gunshot wounds by officers inside Legend’s Exotic Candy Shop at 300 West 142 Street around 6:10 p.m. Samuels was working behind the counter when the gunman shot him, according to surveillance video obtained by ABC7.

It’s unclear if Sunday’s shooting was a robbery gone bad or what the killer’s motives were. The victim, identified as Jazeke Samuels, was found with a gunshot wound to the torso and left arm by officers. The Harlem resident was taken to nearby NYC Health + Hospital-Metropolitan where he was pronounced dead.

Cops said the store where the shooting occurred was a bodega but police sources said it doubled as an unlicensed smoke shop. Smoke shops that are not licensed to sell marijuana have often been the targets of violent — and even deadly — robberies across the city as many are cash businesses. It’s unclear if Sunday’s shooting was a robbery gone bad or what the killer’s motives were.

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made, cops said. The victim, identified as Jazeke Samuels, was found with a gunshot wound to the torso and left arm by officers inside Legend’s Exotic Candy Shop at 300 West 142 Street around 6:10 p.m. Samuels was working behind the counter when the gunman shot him, according to surveillance video obtained by ABC7.

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