CPD releases video of robber who killed North Side convenience store owner

Chicago police are seeking this man in connection with the murder of a North Side convenience store owner during a robbery attempt on October 17, 2022. | CPD

Chicago police have released surveillance video of the man they believe shot and killed a convenience store owner during a robbery on the North Side.

Salim Khamo, 66, was working the register at J&K Food and Liquors, 6320 North Western, when a gunman entered the store and announced a robbery around 9:50 p.m. Monday, Chicago police said. At some point, the offender fired a shot, striking Khamo in the chest. Khamo returned fire but missed the robber.

Police have said they believe the robber arrived on a bicycle but fled on foot. Here is the video CPD released:

Khamo, a grandfather of seven, was planning to retire in two weeks, ABC7 reported.

“He wanted to retire to a farm on the outskirts of Chicago, raise chickens, have his grandkids come. He just wanted to have a place for his family,” his son told the news outlet. “We came from Iraq, you know. We ran because we were refugees, were Christian Assyrians from the Middle East. And he was just a proud man. He was not gonna let, you know, someone bully him.”

Anyone with information about the crime can contact Area Three Detective Perricone at 312-744-8261. Refer to case JF-438566. Tips can also be submitted anonymously at cpdtip.com

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