Houston crime: Jaquel Raheem Carruth, charged with capital murder in the death of store clerk Jhon Dias, arrested in Georgia

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — A man has been arrested after a 26-year-old convenience store clerk was shot and killed during an attempted robbery earlier this year.

Jaquel Raheem Carruth, 24, is charged with capital murder. He was arrested in Georgia, police said.

The deadly shooting took place on March 20 at the V Stop Food Mart in the 6500 block of Homestead Road.

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Store worker Jhon Dias was pronounced dead at the scene. He was found in a back room with a gunshot wound to his right shoulder.

Investigators determined Carruth was in the store days before the shooting.

In the store’s surveillance video, he can be seen entering and then going to the checkout counter to pay for an item on the day of the shooting. The suspected thief is then seen pulling out a gun, shooting the store clerk and fleeing the business.

Officers used evidence collected at the scene to identify the suspect as Carruth. Investigators believe he entered the store with the intent to commit robbery, and shot and killed Dias in the process.

He was formally charged with capital murder on July 13 and arrested in Lithonia, Georgia, where he will remain in custody until his extradition to Harris County.

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