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Bensenville cops release surveillance video in fatal shooting of store clerk

Surveillance video of armed robbery at Bensenville convenience store
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Updated: January 20, 2014 7:11PM

Bensonville Police released surveillance video from a armed robbery in which a employee of a convenience store was shot and killed Sunday night.

Hussein Saghir, 36, of Chicago, was working at Sam’s Tobacco and Food Mart at 235 W. Irving Park Rd. when he was shot about 6 p.m., according to a news release from Bensenville police.

Authorities said Saghir was lying on the ground in front of the business when first responders arrived.

He was taken to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the release said.

Surveillance video showed Saghir and another employee exiting the store when two men confronted them. There was a brief struggle, during which one of the two men pulled out a handgun and shot Saghir, according to the release. The two men then ran away, heading east from the store.

Bensenville Police and the DuPage County Major Crimes Task Force are investigating. Anyone with information can contact police at (630) 350-3455.

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