Police charged Freddie McGrier with murder, robbery and criminal possession of a weapon for the killing of a gas station attendant in the Bronx on Tuesday, Sept. 4, the New York Daily News reported.
Lamin Sillah, 28, of the Bronx, was working at RC Petroleum at E. 182nd St. and Southern Blvd. in the Bronx Park South section of the Bronx when the shooter approached him with a gun and killed him.
According to a police source, someone called the police with the suspect’s name after watching video of the incident, which was released to media.
Sources said Sillah’s co-worker, who was robbed before the shooting, could not identify McGrier in a lineup, but evidence and the video gave police reason to charge McGrier.
McGrier, 21, of Harlem, was apprehended Thursday and is a parolee who was released from prison June 15 after a two-year sentence for robbery and attempted robbery, according to records.
Police said McGrier has been arrested five previous times: twice for assault, twice for robbery and once for grand larceny.