Carlos Rosa, charged with two counts of murder in the Saturday morning shooting of a bouncer in a Busti Avenue bar, may have been seeking revenge against the victim for arresting him March 16 for shoplifting, authorities said.
Rosa, 24, of 19th Street, is in custody in the fatal shooting of Moises Colon at the Latin City Bar shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday.
The bar was closing for the night, and 20 to 30 patrons were leaving when Colon, who was standing at the door, was shot about a half dozen times in the back, police said.
Colon, 38, of 241 Busti Ave., was working as a security guard at a Niagara Street supermarket on March 16 when he accused Rosa of shoplifting. Police are investigating the possibility that Rosa was seeking revenge against Colon at the bar where Colon checked proof and worked as a bouncer.