UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) — A man accused of shooting and killing an Upper East Side bar employee is scheduled to appear in court Friday.

Police charged Kimand Cyrus, 39, with the killing Thursday night. He is expected to be arraigned today.

And this manslaughter charge could be the first of many to come.

Investigators believe he is responsible for holding up other bodegas throughout New York.

Cyrus was arrested and charged with murder in fatal execution of this vagabond after he was taken in for questioning in the Bronx.

Members of the NYPD’s Regional Task Force arrested him around 10:40 a.m. Thursday near 3808 Rombouts Avenue.

Police identified the suspect during a press conference this afternoon. He was accused of murdering 67-year-old Suen Choi. Cyrus was also charged with possession of a weapon.

Authorities say a gunman first walked into the Daona Deli at 81st Street and Third Avenue over the weekend, demanding money from an employee.

Cyrus is said to have shot the 67-year-old victim in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

He is also believed to be responsible for at least three other robberies across the city.

When he was picked up Thursday, police said Cyrus had items linking him to the robbery, as well as a gun that may have been used in the killing.

Detectives also believe they have recovered the Tyvek suit he was wearing the night he fatally shot a bodega clerk last week.

The suit was found Tuesday night behind a building on Park Avenue near East 158th Street in the Bronx, near YaYa Deli, which the suspect is believed to have held up after the fatal shooting.

Detectives found the suit after tracking the suspect through multiple surveillance footage that showed him – still riding a dark-colored scooter – driving behind the building.

Police found the Tyvek suit when they went behind the building.

The suit was processed for DNA and fingerprints.

This isn’t Cyrus’ first brush with the law. He was convicted of second-degree assault in 2003 and paroled in September 2004. He was “paroled pending immigration” and his status thereafter is unclear.

United Bodega Workers of America held several rallies this week calling for changes in the judiciary.

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