Library Assistant Killed in Harlem
Written by Bwog Staff
Bwog has recieved tips that a Law Library technical assistant was shot and killed Tuesday night by suspects still at-large. Malik Murray was at the Aroma Chinese Restaurant on West 125th Street, according to reports from the Spectator and the New York Daily News.
Funeral services were held for Malik at Washington Memorial Park at 12:30 this afternoon. Our condolences go out to those close to Murray. Bwog will continue to post developments on this story as they emerge.
UPDATE May 11th, 2008:
Bwog received an email from Faatimah Smith-Murray, the ex-wife of Malik Murrah and mother of his seven year old son. Smith-Murray has provided her own account of what happened one year ago, which we’ve included below:
“Malik had just finished teaching an aikido class at Columbia and rode is bike to the New Aroma Chinese food restaurant around 11:35 p.m. When he got there, his neighbor (a woman) was in an argument with the Spanish delivery guy. Malik was trying to calm her down, but she had already called her son and told him she was agruing with the Spanish delivery guy. When her son and his friend got to the store, they asked “where is the Spanish guy you was arguing with?” The woman said, “he left, but this guy over here was popping junk!” (referring to Malik) The boys started pushing Malik around then left the store. Malik went to the door way to make sure the Spanish delivery guy got away. The friend of the woman’s son shot 5 times into the store, shooting Malik 3 times in the torso.
The 17 year old boy that shot Malik surrender himself to the police a few days after the shooting. He’s still in jail waiting trial, which should commence at the end of this month.
Malik was a wonderful father to our son, Muhammad. There’s not a day that goes by that Muhammad doesn’t ask about his “ba ba” (African for father). They used to spend every weekend together, they had a VERY close father and son bond. Malik is GREATLY missed by all who knew him.”