Worker at Cherry Hill carryout slain

Maryland

October 04, 2005|By RICHARD IRWIN | RICHARD IRWIN,SUN REPORTER

An employee of a popular Cherry Hill carryout died last night at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, about three hours after he was shot in the head for no apparent reason while waiting on customers, police said.

Nae Chun Pak, 46, of the 6500 block of Limerick Court in Clarksville was pronounced dead at 9:43 p.m., said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman.

Pak was standing behind the counter and waiting on customers at Cherry Hill Fried Chicken Carryout `N Fish in the 600 block of Cherry Hill Road about 7 p.m. when he was shot, Moses said.

The shooting occurred less than six blocks from the Southern District police station.

The gunman, described as having a husky voice, entered the carryout and began pushing and demanding that several customers get out of his way, Moses said.

"The gunman stood in front of the window and apparently without saying anything to the victim shot him once above the left eye," Moses said. He said there was no attempt to rob the carryout.

The gunman fled on foot while carryout employees aided the victim or called police, Moses said.

Because of a language barrier, police summoned an officer fluent in Korean to interpret what the employees saw.

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