Chicago shooting leaves J and K Food and Liquor clerk, grandfather dead after West Rogers Park attempted robbery: CPD

Chicago shooting leaves J and K Food and Liquor clerk, grandfather dead after West Rogers Park attempted robbery: CPD

CHICAGO (TOC) — A retailer clerk was shot and later died 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 him 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 Okay 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.

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.

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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 essential situation, however police stated he later died.

Khamo’s brother stated he got here to Chicago from Iraq 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 pleasure and pleasure.

“He wished to retire to a farm on the outskirts of Chicago, increase 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.”

Buddy Joe Athens lives upstairs and heard the gunshot.

“O 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 executed nothing fallacious his entire life. He is executed every thing 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?”

Household stated the shop had surveillance video, however police had not launched any suspect descriptions as of Tuesday morning.

“With our enterprise additionally lots of people are available. They often snatch the telephones or they take the stuff which can be 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.

Space Three detectives are investigating.

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