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New Yorker gunned down by restaurant owner in argument over wife’s paycheck: Cops

Authorities released additional details Saturday regarding a fatal shooting outside of a seafood restaurant in the Bronx, New York, neighborhood of Allerton Friday night.

According to the New York Post, 29-year-old Lorenzo Daley was attempting to pick up his wife’s final paycheck from Kenton Connerly, the owner of Simply Seafood, at around 7:30 p.m. During the argument that ensued, police say the two men moved from within the restaurant to the street outside.

At one point, cops say Connerly, 49, shot Daley in the neck. The victim was taken to a local hospital, but he was pronounced dead upon arriving.

While neighbors told reporters that the suspect was popular in the neighborhood and not known to be violent, witnesses described a heated argument they believed was over money.

Daley’s wife, a former employee of the restaurant, was with him at the time of the shooting, the Post reported.

The New York Daily News reported that Connerly was arrested at the scene Friday evening and charged Saturday with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

There were no other reports of injuries.

As the Post noted, though, the deadly argument in the Bronx came less than a half hour after a similarly fatal argument in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

In that case, police say a 62-year-old man was killed by an auto repair shop employee over a dispute regarding work being done to his car.

The victim had not been publicly identified as of the latest reports available, but authorities say he was taken to Brookdale University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. There were no immediate reports of an arrest.

[Featured image: News12 The Bronx/screenshot]