MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – An Oklahoma teenager is in custody for the senseless murder of a convenience store clerk after a robbery.
Last Saturday morning, a man walked into the GI’s Market along N.E. 10th St. before pulling out a gun and demanding money from the clerk.
The store clerk, 33-year-old Salman Tahir, reportedly cooperated with the suspect and handed over the money.
After getting about $200 in cash, police say the suspect shot the surveillance monitor before turning the gun on Tahir, shooting him in the back.
Tahir was discovered by a customer a short time later and rushed to an Oklahoma City hospital.
Tragically, he died from his injuries.
On Tuesday, the Midwest City Police Department announced that they were searching for 17-year-old Samuel Myers in connection to Tahir’s murder.
“He’s got a violent past as a juvenile, and he’s obviously killed one person and our hopes are we’re able to put him in custody before he kills someone else,” Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes said.
On Saturday, Midwest City officials announced that Myers was in custody.
Chief Clabes say Myers was taken into custody at a relative’s house around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
While being interviewed by officers, Myers invoked his right to remain silent.
“It is a huge sigh of relief that Myers has been apprehended,” Clabes said. “This was a team effort and special thanks goes to the United States Marshall’s task force, Oklahoma City Police Department, our investigators and street crimes unit, the media and the public in bringing this violent offender to justice.”
Myers was arrested on complaints of murder and first-degree robbery.