A convenience store clerk was shot to death by robbers at the Trax Foods store under the Girard Avenue station of the Market-Frankford El, according to Philadelphia police. The robbery occurred in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 26, and ended with clerk Mustafa Shakur, 50, shot in the face by one of the two intruders. Police are still looking for the suspects.
Police had thought initially that Shakur, who speaks English, might not have understood the demands of the robbers, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer. However, upon a review of the surveillance tapes, police now believe that Shakur may have understood a robbery was taking place, but may not have moved fast enough.