NEW YORK (JTA) – A man delivering meals on wheels for a Jewish charity organization was fatally shot in New York City.
Emanuel Aminov, 55, who had worked only three months for the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged, was shot in the chest Monday morning after making a food delivery to a Brooklyn housing project, police said.
Aminov, a father of three, died a short time later in the hospital, the New York Daily News reported.
The suspected shooter, who fled the building and remains at large, was described as a man in his 20s wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, police said.
Aminov’s wallet was found empty near his body, leading investigators to believe that robbery was the motive, police sources told the Daily News.
His car was marked with the JASA logo, but he was not wearing anything that identified him as a social worker, said relatives of the former livery car driver. Aminov delivered more than 100 meals a week, according to a JASA spokeswoman.
"We came to America because we have a family [and] we wanted a better life," said the victim’s wife, Nadezhda Aminov, 45, who emigrated from Russia with her husband 20 years ago. "Now I have to plan a funeral."