Friday, May 5, 2006

Cleveland, Ohio

From Cleveland’s of May 5, 2006
Robbery Suspect Killed In Gunfire Exchange With Deli Owner

Owner's Son Is Shot In CrossfireOwner's Son Is Shot In Crossfire

A robbery suspect is fatally shot and a deli owner's son is injured after gunfire is exchanged during a robbery attempt at an eastside deli.

The incident occurred Thursday night during a robbery attempt at Mike's Food Market, on East 65th Street.

Police said the suspect entered the store with a gun and mask, and demanded money. Deli owner Marwan Dayem, 47, and his 19-year-old son, Abedeldhmai, began to gather the money, and then Marwan Dayem grabbed a gun he had behind the counter.

He began to exchange gunfire with the suspect, who was struck. The suspect fled the store, and collapsed about a block away. He was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Abedeldhmai Dayem was shot in the forehead. His injuries are not life-threatening, and he is being treated at Metro.

The identity of the suspect has not been released.

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