DAILYKENN.com -- A father of four and person of color was brutally gunned down in a store robbery. The suspect is black.
The crime occurred in Broward County, Florida where a white gunman made international news after killing students in Parkland. Ironically, the victim is the father of students who survived the school shooting.
From miami.cbslocal.com ▼
Broward Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man that can be seen in surveillance footage captured inside a convenience store.
That man is accused of killing 61-year-old Ayub Ali, a father of four.
Inside Aunt Molly’s food store Tuesday afternoon, the suspect is seen following Ali around the counter, moments before putting a black object to his back.
At one point, Ali is seen putting his hands up, appearing not to put up any fight.
Shortly after, the man takes money from the register and leaves.
But according to deputies, the suspect returned shortly after and shot Ali.
He was taken to Broward health medical center and pronounced dead.
“I can’t believe this. It happened during a robbery in his own store,” said friend Joaquin Nieves.
Nieves says it was just a week ago that he told Ali to be careful when working by himself at the store, saying not to trust anyone.
“I was helping him move some furniture for his wife and i was telling Ali be careful people are watching you know,” he said.
Ali’s loved ones and neighbors are all on high alert.
Two of Ali’s four children, a son and a daughter, survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School earlier this year.
Owner: Columbus Marketing Group, Inc. Permission is granted to use original material in this article providing (1) the byline is included in an obvious manner crediting DailyKenn.com as the author, (2) a link to this page is included and (3) no changes are made either by deletion, addition or annotation. Original compositions at DailyKenn.com are sometimes seeded with decoy data, such as hidden acronyms, to detect unauthorized use and plagiarism.