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Video Shows Robbery Gone Wrong As Laundromat Owner Left With Bullet In Head, Police Arrest Five People

Authorities have arrested five people in connection with the December 1st murder of a local laundromat owner in Brooklyn, the New York Post reported.

Investigators said surveillance footage showed the gunman fleeing in a white Honda Accord reportedly registered to one of the suspect's girlfriends, as well as a 16-year-old boy wearing clothes and showing off a gun. The suspect was traced to a combination of Instagram posts that suggested he was guilty. The same clothing seen in the crime scene footage; according to To the New York Post. Further evidence was gathered from additional surveillance and cell phone tracking.

The killing was captured on video during an attempted robbery, the New York Post reported. The group allegedly conspired to rob Money Perkins, 37, of a gold necklace worth more than $30,000 at the Money P Clean laundromat in East Flatbush. However, the plan failed and Perkins was fatally shot in the head. The video shows the moment Perkins was ambushed while tending to her business. Perkins was reportedly fatally shot first in the leg and then in the head as he tried to defend himself from the attackers, who appeared to be his cousin. He ran away with the necklace. (Related: Police find and question gunman who killed restaurant robber)

The defendants include Ronnie Butler, 46, with whom Perkins had a long-standing feud, and whose cousin had a long-standing feud with Perkins. According to the newspaper, Butler was accompanied by Louis Mercado, 48, along with Mercado's 16-year-old stepson and two of his associates, who are known gang members, and Sharique Riddick, 19. He is accused of orchestrating a robbery involving Deante Stinson, 20.

The recovery of a firearm at Mercado's residence added further evidence against the group. All adult suspects were held without bail and charged with murder, robbery, conspiracy and weapons possession. Mercado was also charged with child endangerment, the New York Post reported.

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