Suspects wanted after fatal shooting of store clerk

3:13 PM, Oct 29, 2012   |    comments
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Knoxville Police have released surveillance pictures of three men who killed a store clerk during an attempted robbery this weekend.

On Saturday, the three men entered the Discount Tobacco store located at 3120 E. Magnolia Ave. shortly after 5:00 pm.  Two of them were armed with a handgun.  Because of language issues with the cashier, the suspects left the store without getting any money or merchandise, but they fired shots at the cashier and a store employee who was stocking the store coolers.

The cashier was not hit, but the other employee, Parvez Ahmed, 48, of Bangladesh, was fatally shot.  He was transported to UT Medical Center where he died of his injuries.

The store's surveillance cameras caught images of the three suspects.  The man in the Jack Daniel jacket is believed to be the one who fired the gun.  He has 6-8 inch braids or dreadlocks.

Anyone with information on these suspects is asked to contact the Knoxville Police Department's crime information line at 865-215-7212.  Callers can remain anonymous.

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