Police: Second victim in Copiague deli shooting has died

Police identified deli owner Bolivar Rodriguez, of Amityille, as the second victim to have died.

News 12 Staff

Dec 15, 2020, 2:59 AM

Updated 1,249 days ago


Police say a second person has died following a shooting at La Vaquita Corp. deli on Saturday night.
According to police, Dionicio Calderon-Oseguera, 62, of Copiague, shot four people inside the deli on Great Neck Road. Two men were killed, and two others were injured.
Deli owner Bolivar Rodriguez, of Amityille, died, along with Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, 47, of Copiague.
Bolivar Rodriguez Jr. and his brother Oscar say they are hurt and confused after their father was pronounced dead Monday.
"He didn't deserve to go like this, my dad was a hardworking man," says Bolivar Rodriguez Jr, wo says he was in the deli at the time of the shooting but was downstairs.
The men who survived have been identified as 30-year-old Juan Ramone Avilla Roque and 40-year-old Daniel Acosta.
Family and friends rushed to the deli throughout the day to offer condolences and lay down flowers in front of the store.
"You could see he was an incredible person to the community. Anybody who needed help, he would help you," says Oscar Rodriguez.
Calderon-Oseguera faced a judge Monday and is being held without bail on a first-degree murder charge. He will be back in court on Friday.
Prosecutors say Oseguera pulled out his gun in response to a remark made at his expense.

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