Gunman Disguised as Hasidic Jew Sought After Shocking Queens Murder
New York police are seeking a gunman who killed an ex-convict while disguised as a Hasidic Jew, in a grisly shooting caught on surveillance footage.
The victim, Jermaine Dixon — a former member of a Brooklyn gang who was released from federal prison less than a year ago — was shot dead on Monday morning in the South Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens.
In footage released by the NYPD, the shooter can be seen dressed in Hasidic garb, including a black hat, a long black robe and fake sidelocks.
“We need your help identifying this individual in connection to the fatal shooting of a 46-year-old male,” police said on Twitter, asking anyone with information to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.
NYC: We need your help identifying this individual in connection to the fatal shooting of a 46-year-old male. On 9/6 at 7:53 am, in the rear of 132-10 South Conduit Avenue in Queens he was shot multiple times in the head. If you have information contact @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/hAv9oUxhAx
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) September 9, 2021
On the tape, the suspect can be seen pretending to work under the hood of a white sedan as Dixon approached his own vehicle, before shooting him in the back of the head. The gunman then ran into his car and fled the scene.
The 47-year-old victim had served 19 years over drug charges and a 1992 murder, the Daily News reported Friday, but later became a “model prisoner,” pursuing a business degree and recently earning compassionate release.