Authorities in New York said Monday they have charged a Brooklyn man with second-degree murder in connection with the killing of an imam and his friend as they left a mosque.
Police had already arrested 35-year-old Oscar Morel on Sunday. The new charges also include criminal possession of a weapon.
The 55-year-old Imam Maulama Akonjee and his associate 64-year-old Thara Uddin were shot at close range on a city street as they left afternoon prayers on Saturday.
Authorities have not commented on a motive for the shooting.