Police Arrest 2 in Connection to C-Store Shoplifting with Shots Fired

Omaha police said a suspect fired shots after a convenience store clerk stopped an attempted shoplifting early Tuesday morning. It happened at the Midtown Gas and Grocery near 13th and Martha around 3:30 M. Police said the four suspects, Fuad Burale, 25, Hassan Mahamed, 26 and two women, tried to shoplift beer. The clerk stopped them and said he used Mace on one of the suspects. The clerk then opened the store door to air out the business.

Police originally told KETV Newswatch 7 that a second male suspect came back and shot at the clerk for a second time but police report Mahamed was the only gunman and shot at the clerk a second time. In both instances the clerk was not injured.

Around 5 AM, a detective investigating the incident was headed back to Omaha Police Headquarters when they noted a group walking near Cubby’s in the Old Market. That officer called for reinforcements and police took four people into custody. Police arrested Mahamed, who… KETV NewsWatch7

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