A delivery man who was robbed and then shot in the face after dropping off food at a Bronx apartment building has died, authorities said Wednesday.
Police said Fahua Chen, 52, died at Lincoln Hospital at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.
The victim had called police after being robbed in a second-floor stairwell. He was waiting outside for officers to arrive when he saw the two robbers trying to leave the building. He tried to hold the door closed to trap them until police came. One of the men pulled a gun and shot him through the door.
The City Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus was offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
“There’s an undercurrent to these brutal attacks on immigrant workers, because they are sometimes not considered to be real people by the perpetrators,” said Councilman John Liu of Queens.
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