Man Kills Co-Worker After a Heated Argument

According to authorities on Sunday, a man facing murder charges regarding the shooting death of his colleague at a gas station brought a gun to work after the two men had gotten into an argument the day before.

Lawrence Grammer, 71, of Glen Cove was arraigned on charges of murder and criminal use of a firearm regarding the death of Bashir Ward, 45, of Valley Stream on Saturday.

Grammer pleaded not guilty and was held without bail. Attorney information was not available immediately.

According to Nassau County authorities, Grammer and Ward got into a quarrel at the gas station in Glen Head on Saturday morning after a confrontation on Friday.

Grammer was accused by authorities of shooting Ward in the head.

The confrontation on Friday started when Ward interceded when Grammer and another person got into an argument, which became a physical quarrel between the two men, police said.

According to authorities, Grammer had a criminal history that included a conviction for third-degree rape, and misdemeanor convictions for criminal contempt and third-degree assault.

He had worked at the gas station for about 15 years, and Ward had been employed there for less than a year.

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