Yemeni expatriate shot dead in US [Archives:2006/997/Local News]

November 9 2006

SANA'A, Nov. 7 ) A Yemeni expatriate was reportedly shot dead by a gang Nov. 5 in Brooklyn, New York.

Ahmed Shuaibi, 44, was shot once in his head Sunday evening after refusing to give a three-man gang money.

Shuaibi emigrated to New York 14 years ago to support his wife and children in Yemen. He was working in Avenue R Mini Mart in Marine Park.

Following the shooting he was rushed to Coney Island Hospital by his friend who was at the back of store when the incident took place. However, he died in hospital.

Police are conducting investigations to know the circumstances of the incident and whether his attackers are responsible for a string of similar robberies in Brooklyn. However, there have been no arrests.

Shuaibi was leading a modest life in an apartment shared with his step-mother and three half-brothers and he was supporting his three-member family in Yemen.

New York Times quoted his step mother, Muntaha, as saying, “When I heard the news I wished I were dead instead of him.”

She further added “Now I have no support