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Man charged in robbery, murder at Sanford convenience store

Posted August 18, 2009 2:53 p.m. EDT
Updated August 18, 2009 2:59 p.m. EDT

— Sanford police on Tuesday arrested the man they think robbed a convenience store and shot the store’s two owners.

Police charged Brian Michael McQueen, 19, of 1541 Winslow Drive, with murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and armed robbery. They said he robbed the Jackpot Mini Mart at 2305 Lee Ave. Monday at about 9:15 p.m. and shot store owners Ali Ahmad Mustafa, 37, and Amad Ahmad Asmar, 48, both of 175 Pond View Lane.

Mustafa was in intensive care Tuesday at UNC Hospitals. Asmar was taken to Central Carolina Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

McQueen was being held without bond in the Lee County jail.