Jeweler Fatally Shot on N.Y. Street

A jeweler who a police official said had been indicted in an international money-laundering case was shot in the back of the head and killed as he walked along a crowded midtown Manhattan street near the diamond district. The man was walking north on the Avenue of the Americas between 47th and 48th streets at about 7:20 p.m. on May 20 when another man approached him from behind and fired three shots with a large-caliber pistol at close range, hitting him in the head and in the back, the police told The New York Times. The victim was identified by a law enforcement official as Eduard Nektalov, 46, a jeweler who worked in the area. He was taken to St. Vincent's Midtown Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. At press time, the gunman remained at large. It was unclear whether Nektalov was robbed. The attacker was described as a man with olive skin and long black hair in a pageboy st
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