A Tampa man was charged with the shooting death of a store owner during an armed robbery Sunday, according to police.
Christopher Sheffield, 24, was arrested at 4 a.m. after detectives were told he may have been hiding in an apartment complex. Sheffield was identified as a suspect through witnesses and store video, according to Tampa Police Department.
At approximately 12:37 p.m. Sunday, officers arrived at the 29th Street Store on North 29th Street in Tampa. They found the store’s owner, 60-year-old Mohamoud Ibrahim, shot and killed in what appeared to be an attempted robbery, according to police.
Sheffield was charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm and felon in possession of a firearm.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Tampa Police at (813) 231-6130 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.