Two Arrested in FW Convenience Store Murder

By Elvira Sakmari
|  Saturday, Jul 16, 2011  |  Updated 12:48 PM CDT
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Two Arrested in FW Convenience Store Murder

Fort Worth Police Dept.

Frederick Jones (left) and Jeremy Hopkins (right) were by Fort Worth Police arrested on capital murder charges.

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Fort Worth police arrested two men they said are responsible for a June murder at a convenience store.

On June 1, officers were called to Smokey's Paradise convenience store in the 5300 block of E. Rosedale Street on a shooting. Once there officers said found 66-year-old Azmi Elqutob, of Arlington, on the floor of the store suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He died about an hour and a half later during surgery.

Police said video from the convenience store showed a man wearing a bandanna entering the store, shooting Elqutob several times, then taking money from the register. Police said Elqutob offered no resistance and the entire episode lasted approximately 30 seconds.

Police said after following leads in the investigation homicide Detective Tom Boetcher identified two suspects; Fredrick Jones and Jeremy Hopkins were arrested on probably cause warrants.

Police said Jones, 30,  was arrested on July 12 and Hopkins, 29, was arrested on July 15, both are charged with capital murder, bond was set at $500,000 each.

It is unclear at this time what role each man allegedly played in the shooting.

 

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