A Georgia man who was shot and killed outside a Comfort Inn in Queens by a suspected hitman dressed as a Hasidic Jew had $10,000 in his pocket at the time, police said.
Jermaine Dixon, 46, of St. Albans, was getting into his car in South Ozone Park on Monday morning when the disguised hitman ran up to him and shot him at point-blank range in the back of the head.
Police officials told the New York Post that the gunman had targeted Dixon because he believed the ex-convict, who spent 19 years in jail for murder and drugs charges, was cooperating with law enforcement as an informant and tried to steal the wad of cash without success.
Jermaine Dixon, 46, can be seen walking to his car (top middle in light colored clothing) as the shooter looks under his hood (dressed in black) before he ambushed and shot Dixon as he was getting into his car in Queens, New York. Police said Dixon had been carrying $10,000Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Dixon can be seen through the tree limbs unresponsively slumped in the front seat of his car as the shooter runs back to his vehicle and flees
The cold-blooded execution, which was captured by surveillance cameras, took place in broad daylight, less than a year after Dixon, a former gang member, was released from prison after serving 19 years for a murder conviction.
A former member of the Brooklyn 'Patio Crew', named for a Flatbush restaurant where the gang hung out, Dixon served nearly two decades in prison for the 1992 murder of Alphonso Gooden and drug charges, records show.
His brother, Emile Dixon, was also convicted for killing Gooden and is serving a life sentence.
Detectives told NBC that in the weeks leading up to his death, Dixon would look around him whenever he walked from the hotel to his rental car, as if he knew someone was after him.
A spokesperson for the NYPD told DailyMail.com on Friday that so far there have been no updates in the search for the killer, and the investigation was ongoing.
Video obtained by DailyMail.com shows the killer wearing a traditional rekel - a long, black coat - and a