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Queens store owner killed in attempted robbery

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Police in Queens are searching for a suspect who shot and killed a grocery store owner.

Jorge Marte, 65, was shot in the torso during an attempted robbery at Melani Grocery Store on Friday at about 10:05 p.m.

It is located at 112-44 Guy Brewer Avenue in South Jamaica.

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When police arrived, they found Marte shot once in the torso.

Marte was taken to Jamaica hospital where he was pronounced dead.

There are no arrests as police continue to investigate.

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