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Man charged in fatal shooting of Bensenville clerk

The scene outside Sam’s Tobacco Food 235 W. Irving Park Rd. Bensenville after man was shot there Sunday night. /

The scene outside Sam’s Tobacco and Food, 235 W. Irving Park Rd. in Bensenville, after a man was shot there Sunday night. / photo from NVP Video

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A 20-year-old Bellwood man was charged with murder in an armed robbery that turned fatal in northwest suburban Bensenville last month.

Kenneth Bardlett was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted armed robbery, according to a news release from the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office.

The charges stem from the Jan. 19 robbery and shooting death of Hussein Saghir, a clerk at Sam’s Tobacco and Food Mart in Bensenville, authorities said.

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 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.

Bardlett was scheduled to appear in bond court Wednesday in Wheaton.

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