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Chappaqua Deli Shooting Case Moves To Grand Jury

A grand jury will made the decision whether to indict Hengjun Chao, the suspect in the Aug. 29 shooting at Lange's deli in Chappaqua.
A grand jury will made the decision whether to indict Hengjun Chao, the suspect in the Aug. 29 shooting at Lange's deli in Chappaqua. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- A grand jury will make the decision whether to indict Hengjun Chao on attempted murder charges for a shooting last week outside a Chappaqua deli that injured two people, according to lohud.com.

The Tuckahoe resident, who was arrested on a felony charge, is accused of shooting his former boss, Dr. Dennis Charney, and another man outside Lange's Little Store & Delicatessen on Aug. 29, said lohud.com.

Chao, 49, is a former assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He sued the institution and former co-workers in 2010 after being fired for alleged manipulation of research data, which he claimed was due to a biased disciplinary process.

Charney, who is the dean of the medical school and recognized as one of the nation's leading doctors, made the decision to fire Chao after an internal inquiry issued in 2009, according to the suit, which was filed in federal court.

Both men, who were shot with buckshot, were treated for nonlife-threatening injuries, added lohud.com.

Chao is being held without bail at the Westchester County jail.

Click here to read the lohud.com story.

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