Police arrest man accused of killing 64-year-old Detroit store worker during robbery – CBS Detroit

DETROIT (CBS Detroit) — Police have arrested a man in connection with the shooting death of a 64-year-old man in Detroit last week.

According to the Detroit Police Department, the incident happened Jan. 17 at Andy’s Market on James Couzens.

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A suspect wanted in connection with a Detroit market homicide has been arrested. | Credit: Detroit Police Department

According to police, the suspect entered the store and attempted to purchase alcohol. As the 64-year-old opened a door to exit the check-in area, the suspect pulled out a gun and fired shots, fatally wounding him. He then pointed his gun at a 37-year-old man, demanding that he open the cash registers before fleeing the store with an undisclosed sum of cash.

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Police say he also robbed the Golden Beauty Supply Shop on W Seven Mile Road.

“It’s great policing work by our officers to get a dangerous suspect off the street,” Chief James E. White said. “We continue to relentlessly pursue dangerous criminals who pose a threat to our community. My sincere thanks to our Special Response Team (SRT), Homicide Unit, Undercover Officers and 8and District Officers.

An investigation is underway.

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