2 Memphis robberies result in clerk deaths

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Police in Memphis are investigating two robberies, both of which resulted in convenience store clerks being killed over the weekend.

Authorities said the victims were both fatally shot at stores less than two miles apart, near the fairgrounds, and within hours of each other Saturday.

The Commercial Appeal reported the first shooting, around 3 p.m., killed a 19-year-old clerk who was shot twice by a man demanding money. Police identified the victim as Mohamed Nagi Ahmed Al Hadi.

At 9:30 p.m., a man pulled a gun and demanded money at another market, according to owner Ahmen Alhajj.

He identified the clerk as 47-year-old Sam Nagi, who he said was shot as Nagi started to stand up.

Alhajj was shown surveillance photos from the previous robbery, but said his market was robbed by a different gunman.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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