The investigation into the shooting death of a worker at a Yonkers Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse took a strange twist Thursday when a man considered a suspect killed himself on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx, police said.
Yonkers detectives said they are looking into whether a 22-year-old city man who shot himself while driving south on the highway Thursday morning was responsible for the Hall’o’ween killing of Fuad A. Nagi, 21, in the parking lot of the restaurant at 1820 Central Park Ave.
The man was near Fordham Road when he used a handgun to shoot himself and the car crashed. Detective Lt. Timothy Hodges, head of Yonkers’ Major Case Unit, said the unidentified man knew Nagi. Hodges said he left a suicide note in the car.
Police are working to determine if the gun is the same one that killed Nagi of Pine Street in Yonkers.
New York City police would not release any information on the matter, claiming they did not have all the facts.
Nagi, a part-time employee of Charlie Brown’s, was shot multiple times shortly before his shift ended. Police said they believe he was ambushed as he walked to his car in the rain about 7 p.m.