Three Men Jailed In Tulsa Convenience Store Clerk's Death

Sunday, April 30th 2017, 3:06 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa Police identified the convenience store clerk shot and killed at the S&K Food Mart April 28, 2017. Aftab Ahmed, 51, was shot and killed as he worked behind the counter of S&K Food Mart Friday evening.

Sergeant Dave Walker said they were called to the store after another customer saw a man with a handgun robbing it. As the customer left, he told police he heard several shots being fired.

Police were able to identify a suspect vehicle after looking at surveillance video. They saw the shooter get into a 1999 Ford Expedition, Walker said in a news release. They believe he and another man then went to Bakery La Sonrisa and robbed that store as well.

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A witness to that second robbery got a license plate number off the Ford, police said. An officer spotted the Expedition at the Meadows Apartments, 2800 South 115th East Avenue.

Police arrested three murder suspects after finding them hiding in the attic of the apartment complex. Cesar Espinoza, Jose Mata and Bayle Snell are in the Tulsa jail in connection with the death of a convenience store clerk.

Espinoza, 19; Mata, 19, and the 18-year-old Snell were booked on complaints of first-degree murder, two counts of armed robbery, possession of a stolen vehicle and resisting arrest.  

Walker asked any member of the public who has information that could help in the investigation to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.