Fatal Shooting of Beaumont Store Clerk During Robbery: One Suspect Arrested, Second Suspect Still at Large

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — One man has been arrested and another is being sought by police in connection with the fatal shooting of a store clerk in Beaumont’s north end.

The shooting occurred late Friday night and resulted in the death of Sheikh Abir-Hossain, a 34-year-old store clerk. According to police, the suspects stole cigarettes from the store. No other items or cash were taken during the incident.

Keandre Robinson, 19, of Beaumont, was arrested on a murder warrant just a few houses away from the store. The police are still searching for the second suspect, who was caught on surveillance video and was also armed with a handgun.

The shooting took place at the Kris Food Mart on Gulf Street, where Abir-Hossain’s body was found by officers in response to a reported shooting.

Preliminary investigation by the police revealed that Abir-Hossain was killed during an aggravated robbery. The authorities are seeking information from the public to locate the second suspect.

Multiple Crime Stoppers tips aided in the arrest of Robinson, whose bond has been set at $800,000 by Jefferson County Precinct One Justice of the Peace Naomi Doyle.

The police are urging anyone with information to come forward and have promised that anonymous tips leading to an arrest could result in a cash reward of up to $1000 through Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas.