Man gunned down in deli
Slain while drinking a soda
A Brooklyn man was shot to death inside a Crown Heights deli early Saturday morning, police said.
Donovan Frazier, 20, was leaving Franklin Finest Deli on Lincoln Place and Franklin Avenue around 4:30 a.m. when he was shot several times, police said.
“He didn’t deserve it,” a tearful relative told The Post.
Deli manager Ghamdan Obayah, 26, was working behind the counter when Frazier, a regular customer who lives in the neighborhood, came in to buy a ginger ale.
The men were chatting in the fateful moments before the gunfire erupted.
“He said, ‘Hi, how are you?’ ” Obayah recalled. “He took a couple of sips. He went to the door and was holding it.”
Only seconds later, “I heard ‘ bam, bam, bam’ really fast.”
Surveillance video of the shooting shows the man at the door of the deli for a moment before he turns and rushes back inside.
Six shots blasted into the storefront, passing through the front window four times and striking the young man in the stomach, Obayah continued.
Frazier then rushed behind the counter, where he was “laying flat.”
“I saw the blood when he was on the floor,” he said. “Then the cops and his friend came. He was crying.”
Frazier was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital.
PREDAWN TRAGEDY: Investigators examine the bullet holes in the front window of the Brooklyn deli where Donovan Frazier (inset) was shot and killed Saturday.