Chicago police release photos, video of suspect in West Rogers Park shooting at J and K Food and Liquors that killed Salim Khamo

Chicago police release photos, video of suspect in West Rogers Park shooting at J and K Food and Liquors that killed Salim Khamo

CHICAGO (TOC) — Chicago police launched pictures of a suspect within the case of a retailer clerk and beloved father and grandfather who was killed in an tried theft at a West Rogers Park liquor retailer Monday evening, Chicago police stated.

The Cook dinner County Medical Examiner’s Workplace recognized the sufferer as 66-year-old Salim Khamo. He died simply earlier than 11:45 p.m., the workplace stated.

Khamo was working behind the counter of J and Ok Meals and Liquor about 9:50 p.m. within the 6300-block of North Western Avenue when somebody walked in with a handgun and demanded cash, CPD stated.

“Shoot him for what? For what? The hundred {dollars} that was within the register? For what, for the beer? You took an individual’s life. You took our father,” his daughter Sally Khamo stated.

She stated Khamo lately obtained a FOID card and gun as a result of he was getting fearful about crime within the space.

Khamo was shot within the chest, police stated. CPD stated he was capable of return fireplace, however the gunman was not hit. The suspect rode a bicycle to the shop however left on foot, police stated.

Police have launched surveillance pictures of the doable suspect. Anybody with details about the person ought to contact Detective Michael Perricone at 312-744-8261.

Chicago police are attempting to determine this man in relation to the murder of Salim Khamo in West Rogers Park.

Chicago Police Division

Video reveals him arriving on a bicycle after which getting into the shop carrying a coat over a hoodie and a masks over his face. Seconds later, after allegedly capturing Khamo, cameras captured him working out of the shop and racing down the block, leaving his bicycle on the scene.

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Authorities are calling this an tried theft as a result of in the end nothing was taken.

Chicago fireplace crews took Khamo to St. Francis hospital in crucial situation, however he later died.

“With our enterprise, additionally lots of people are available in. They generally snatch the telephones or they take the stuff which are related, or they take the cash. However with life, you can not get the life again,” stated Sami Khan, proprietor of the close by Cell N Comp Repairs store.

Khamo’s brother stated he got here to Chicago from Iraq some 30 years in the past through the first Gulf Battle seeking a greater life and the American dream. He was killed simply two weeks earlier than he was set to retire.

Khamo lived for his household; his son stated nothing gave him extra happiness.

“He simply cared a lot about us. I do know he did,” Siefar Khamo stated.

His seven grandchildren have been his delight and pleasure.

“He wished to retire to a farm on the outskirts of Chicago, elevate chickens, have his grandkids come. He simply wished to have a spot for his household,” his son stated. “We got here from Iraq, you understand. We ran as a result of we have been refugees, have been Christian Assyrians from the Center East. And he was only a proud man. He was not gonna let, you understand, somebody bully him.”

Pal Joe Athens lives upstairs and heard the gunshot.

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“I hear one loud bang. I did not hear the opposite one. After which I come working down proper into this. It is simply mindless,” Athens stated.

Khamo opened the shop together with his brother again in 2006 after he saved up sufficient cash.

“My dad has finished nothing improper his complete life. He is finished the whole lot proper. He deserves this. He deserves his justice,” his son stated. “We simply need him, whoever this man did it, we simply need him to get caught, OK?”

A church vigil was held for Khamo Tuesday evening in Northbrook, as his household pleads for assist from the general public.

“We had a celebration on Sunday. I used to be dancing with him, my final dance with my father,” Sally Khamo stated.

Space Three detectives are investigating.

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