Police: Tulsa Store Clerk Shot, Killed While Taking Out The Trash


Wednesday, June 24th 2020, 4:37 am
By: Amy Kauffman


TULSA -

Tulsa Police are investigating a robbery that turned into a deadly shooting and now we are learning new details about the victim.

The family says Imran Muhammad was taking out the trash at the end of his shift last night when he was gunned down near the convenience store he worked at near Pine and MLK boulevard. It happened near Pine and MLK just after 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Imran’s father says he spoke to him around 10 p.m. and Imran told him he was getting ready to close the store and head home.

"Somebody for no reason shot and kill him so I need to justice,” said Nasir Khan. “I want to find that guy who shot my son."

Imran’s family says he just started working at Zen Zel Plaza two years ago and it's hard to believe he's gone.

"All I have left is his memories now, and the pain. That's all," said Imran’s sister Sidra Nesir.

Tulsa Police say Imran was taking the trash out at the end of his shift along with a female clerk when a man came up and shot him. Officers say the gunman then took the female clerk inside and took cash from the store.

Officers say the female clerk wasn’t hurt and was taken down to the detective division to be interviewed about what happened.

Imran's family says his wallet and phone were also taken.

"Just over a few dollars, just a few dollars,” said Sidra. “He left our family with this grief for the rest of our lives.”

Officers don't believe there were any customers around at the time of the shooting.

"This guy is completely innocent,” said Tulsa Police Lt. Brandon Watkins, “There's no reason for this to happen"

Tulsa Police say the store is equipped with a lot of cameras which they say is helping them to move forward in the case.

"There's no question as to what happened,” said Watkins. “We just have to figure out who did it"

Imran’s family says he went to school at Edison Preparatory School, just got married three months ago, and loved to play guitar.

Now his family is hoping someone who knows something will help them get justice for Imran.

“It has changed our lives forever,” said Sidra. “Nothing can compensate for it."

Officers say they're looking through surveillance video right now and have not released any photos to the media yet.

At this time, they believe the suspect was last seen heading North on MLK.

If you have any information that could help police, call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.