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Composite Sketches Released in Convenience Store Slaying

Posted June 4, 2007 2:54 p.m. EDT

— More than a year after a convenience store clerk was gunned down in his store, Wake County authorities on Monday released composite drawings of two men wanted for questioning in the case.

Osama "Sam" Haj-Abu-Hussein, 43, was shot and killed inside the In and Out Food Mart on Creech Road on May 12, 2006. A customer found Hussein's body in the store.

Hussein's minivan was stolen from outside the store and was recovered two weeks later on Chamberlain Road.

Two men depicted in the composites were seen in the store on the day of Hussein's death, according to the Wake County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information about either of the men is asked to call the Wake County Sheriff's Office at 919-856-6800.