Police ID Passaic Man Shot Dead

26 10 2009

pcmePASSAIC — Police have identified a city man who was found shot near Broadway and Grove Street last night.

Khalil Bunting, 27, was shot on Grove Street about 7:30 p.m. last night, and ran onto Broadway before collapsing in the street in front of a printing shop, police and witnesses said. The man was kissing a woman in front of an apartment complex on Grove Street just before a shot rang out about 7:30 p.m., said Maria Cerna, who saw the pair from the sign company she works at across the street.

A man closing up a supermarket on Broadway and Grove Street saw Bunting and the woman running around the corner before he collapsed.

“I heard a really loud bang   —   I thought it was a truck,” said Jeremy Lim, who works at R J Superette. “I heard a guy running down Grove Street, and he turns left onto Broadway. He said ‘I got shot.’”

Lim, who is a lifeguard, called 911 and tried to help Bunting, but his friends who showed up kept him away. An ambulance took Bunting to a local hospital where he apparently died.

Police did not release any information on suspects, saying the investigation was ongoing. Lt. Christopher Storzillo said an autopsy is underway.

Business owners in the area were told by police on the scene last night that a man in a hooded sweatshirt shot the victim in the back. Many today were stunned that a shooting happened on their block.

“We’ve never had anything like this before,” said Merlita Lim, who’s owned R J Superette for about 20 years.

Police are investigating the shooting death but have not released details.

(News Source: NorthJersey.com)

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2 responses

27 10 2009
Anonymous

Such a shame…..

28 10 2009
from da hood

rip kahlil im gonna miss u…gone but never will be forgoten

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