A grocery store owner was fatally shot Tuesday by a gunman, authorities said. The incident was captured on surveillance images.
(Broward County Sheriff’s Office)
A father of two high school students who are still in February the school massacre in the Park, Fla., was fatally shot this week by a robber, authorities said.
Our detectives have an arrest in the fatal robbery of Ayub Ali of Aunt Molly’s Food Store in North Lauderdale. Tyrone Fields, Jr., 19, is booked at the Main Jail: https://t.co/YulGdCYaR5 pic.twitter.com/pZz9yEyX6B
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) July 21, 2018
On Friday, a 19-year-old man surrendered to police in connection with the death, Miami FOX 7 reported. The police recognize the suspect as Tyrone Fields, Jr. and said that he is faced with one count of murder and armed robbery charges, the report said.
The victim, Ayub Ali, 61, was stocking shelves in North Lauderdale supermarket when the suspect ran, the video footage released by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office shows.
More information: Suspect in the murder of North Lauderdale food store owner surrenders; funeral of the victim https://t.co/vP5CjH3CHa pic.twitter.com/oAtXEygOU6
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) July 21, 2018
The shooter appeared to linger in the aisles before approaching Ali behind the shop at the front of the counter.
Ali opened the register and the gunman turned out of pocket money before leaving the store. According to the police the shooter back to the store a short time later and shot Ali.
Ali was taken to a nearby medical center and pronounced dead, the Miami Herald reported. The shooter is the reason for the return to the supermarket was not immediately known.
The sheriff’s office released the surveillance footage Thursday.
Ali was an immigrant from Bangladesh who had been in the United States for 20 years. A family spokesman said he worked long hours to save up enough money to buy from the supermarket.
“He was a very nice person,” a friend of Ali, told FOX 7. “He was very friendly with the customers. Everyone loves him in the community.”
Ali leaves a wife and four children. Two of Ali’s four children are students at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in parkland, Fla., where a lone gunman slaughtered 17 people in February. ‘Ali’s children were among the dead.
Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.