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Police ID Victims In Fatal Dallas Convenience Store Shooting

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Photo of murdered convenience store clerk Salah Zardeh.  (credit: Dallas Co. Sheriff’s Dept.)

Photo of murdered convenience store clerk Salah Zardeh. (credit: Dallas Co. Sheriff’s Dept.)

DALLAS (AP/CBSDFW.COM) – Police have released the names of the two clerks killed in the robbery of a south Dallas convenience store and identified the man accused of shooting them and wounding the owner.

Police say Eid Faltaous and Salah Zardeh were fatally shot Wednesday after a 46-year-old man entered the King Market in the 280o block of E. Ledbetter and told the owner he was owed money.

When the owner, Magdi Abrahim, refused to hand over the cash, Waad Habib pulled out a gun and opened fire, hitting the owner along with Faltaous and Zardeh, who were also working behind the counter.

Officers arrived at the location quickly and reportedly found Habib still inside. The suspect gave himself up to police and was taken in to custody without incident. A weapon was also recovered.

Abrahim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds.

Dallas County sheriff’s spokeswoman Kim Leach says Habib is being held in the Dallas County Jail on capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges.

His bond is $2 million.

Electronic court records say Habib is a self-employed electrician. An attorney for him was not yet listed.

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