Family Seeks Answers After Son Killed In Senseless Convenience Store Robbery, Shooting

Wednesday, June 24th 2020, 4:27 pm
By: Mallory Thomas

TULSA, Okla. -

The family of Imran Muhammad is devastated after he was shot and killed at his job. The family is asking for the help of the community to find the killer.

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Tulsa Police said Muhammad worked at a convenience store near MLK and Pine and was shot during a robbery, when he refused to get on the ground. Imran's family said he worked at the convenience store for two years and just got married three months ago. 

"I can't sit at home thinking that someone just came and shot my brother and got away with it," said Sidra Nesir. She said it has been a living nightmare since she learned that her older brother was killed while taking out the trash with a co-worker at the end of their shift. 

Tulsa Police Officer Jeanne Pierce said, "They were approached by a black male wearing a mask. It was described as a COVID-style mask that everybody is wearing nowadays.” Police said the gunman demanded the employees get on the ground, but Imran was shot as he continued throwing trash into the dumpster.

"In this situation it's very sad. This individual was just doing their job, just closing up their store, cleaning up their store for the night and an individual shot him because he was doing his job," said Officer Pierce. 

Police found Imran near the dumpsters, shot in the chest. They said the gunman took the other employee inside the store and made her open and empty the cash register. 

Imran's family wants answers to a senseless crime. “I just feel like he’s going to walk in through this door because he left to go to work this morning. He was playing around with my son when he left this morning. He said when he would come back home. He loved to play guitar. We were going to play guitar together,” said Nesir. ​

If you have any information about this murder, call Crimestoppers at 918-596-COPS.