BJ’s shooting suspect charged with murder

August 10, 2022 Jaime DeJesus
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The man who allegedly shot and killed 19-year-old Dereck Chen in the parking garage of BJ’s Wholesale Club Aug. 4 is facing a slew of charges.

Edino Tzul, 18, was charged with murder, six counts of robbery, four counts of criminal use of a firearm and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

Chen and three friends were in an elevator on the third floor at 10:15 p.m. when Tzul allegedly tried to steal their backpacks, according to the Daily News. When Chen tried to stop him, Tzul allegedly shot him multiple times.

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Chen’s friends called 911 and cops arrested Tzul a short time later. 

Chen died at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn.

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