Midwest City police looking for suspect in deadly convenience store shooting

Midwest City police are looking for a man in reference to an early Saturday morning homicide.

At approximately 7:45 a.m., a black male described as being in his late teens or early twenties with dreadlocks, walked into the GI’s Market, 10001 NE 10th and made a small purchase. The suspect, who was dressed in black pants and a dark hooded jacket, loitered in the store while a customer outside pumped gas.

Midwest City police are looking for a man in connection with a fatal shooting at a convenience store Saturday morning near NE 10th St. and Post Rd.

Midwest City police are looking for a man in connection with a fatal shooting at a convenience store Saturday morning near NE 10th St. and Post Rd.

Whenphoto4 the customer left, the suspect pulled a semi-automatic handgun with an extended magazine, and demanded money. The store clerk, identified as Salman Tahir, 33, of Oklahoma City cooperated with the suspect. After opening the cash drawer, the suspect takes the money and shoots the video surveillance monitor. He then shoots Tahir in the back.  The suspect is last seen walking south from the business.

Tahir was discovered by a customer a short time later and transported to an Oklahoma City hospital where he died of his wounds.

“It is horrific, senseless and tragic when a person can lose their life over an insignificant amount of money—especially when the victim is cooperative,” Chief Brandon Clabes said.  “We hope someone recognizes this killer quickly and does the right and moral thing by contacting law enforcement with his identity,” Clabes added.

The Midwest City Police Department is providing still shots of the suspects for immediate release. Should someone recognize the suspect contact Midwest City Police at 739-1306.photo5photo1

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