Community mourns store owner killed in NW Baltimore

Community mourns store owner killed in NW Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WBFF) - A 64-year-old convenience-store owner is gunned down outside his business in northwest Baltimore.

Police say a group of individuals confronted Mousa Mohammad Jaber, then one of them shot him in the chest.

It’s a holiday nightmare for his family.

Sausan Jaber said it’s something she and her family feared for many years.

“I mean, the crime is not new to that area [where the store is located],” said Jaber.

On Saturday night, the frightening possibility came true. Someone shot and killed Jaber outside the Stop One Grocery and Deli on Garrison Boulevard.

Jaber said her father’s store has been on the block for more than 20 years.

Japer said store surveillance cameras captured the shooting and for masked men on video.

“My father was standing in front of the store and these guys just came around the corner. And then my dad was, like, he flinched, and the guy just shot him and they ran,” said Jaber.

Police have not said what might have been the motive. But Jaber believes the men wanted to rob her father.

At the store Monday afternoon, there was disbelief from longtime customers who say the store owner was well liked in the community.

“Mousa was a good guy. Mousa would do anything for you, anything for you. He was a good guy,“ said Leola Nelson.

“To do what they done here is just totally wrong, man. It was unnecessary,“ said Timothy Jones.

“Honestly, like, the people who did this, I don’t -- I’m not angry. My father wasn’t that type of person, like, I don’t want revenge or anything. But I don’t want them to hurt anybody else,“ said Jaber.

If you have any information about this case, you’re urged to call police. You can remain anonymous by calling Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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