Slideshow: Before a shooting

The above images were captured by a surveillance camera inside the Venture Papi Grocery Store at 58th Street and Washington Avenue on May 12. The gun-toting guy pictured asked a store employee to show him where the laundry detergent was kept. When the employee, a 35-year-old man, turned to head to the counter, the crook opened fire, wounding the employee in the back and arm.

The shooter fled with cash. The employee was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital in critical condition. Tipsters can call 215-686-3183.