Dad of 2 Parkland survivors is robbed, killed; suspect surrenders

Dad of 2 Parkland survivors is robbed, killed; suspect surrenders
Storeowner being held at gunpoint before fatal shot was fired (Image: Broward County Sheriff's Office via surveillance video)

[Ed. – Family averts disaster once but not twice.]

A father of two high school students who survived February’s school massacre in Parkland, Fla., was fatally shot this week by a robber, authorities said.

On Friday, a 19-year-old man surrendered to police in connection with the death, Miami’s FOX 7 reported. Police identifed the suspect as Tyrone Fields Jr. and said he faces one count of murder and an armed robbery charge, the report said.

The victim, Ayub Ali, 61, was stocking shelves in his North Lauderdale convenience store when the suspect walked in, video footage released by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office shows.

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The gunman appeared to linger in the aisles before approaching Ali behind the store’s front counter.

Ali opened the register and the gunman appeared to pocket some cash before leaving the store. According to police, the gunman returned to the store a short while later and shot Ali.

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