Store Clerk Killed During Terrell Rampage - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Store Clerk Killed During Terrell Rampage



    5 Slaying, Multiple Crime Scenes in Terrell

    Police arrested a 36-year-old man who is suspected of killing five people during a rapid series of attacks in Terrell Monday night. Charles Everett Brownlow Jr. was arrested early Tuesday morning, police say he's the suspect in all five killings. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013)

    One of the five victims in a shooting rampage in Terrell that left five dead is being remembered by his employer as a hard-working father.

    Suspected shooter Charles Brownlow traveled to the Ali's Market convenience store along U.S. Highway 80 in the 700 block of West Moore Avenue during his rampage Monday night.

    Brownlow allegedly killed the clerk inside the store then jumped in the car and took off after officers spotted him.

    The victim at the store was identified as Luis Leal. Police believe he was randomly targeted by Brownlow.

    “I lost a good, honest, caring individual,” says Ali Karimi, owner of the market.

    Leal worked for him at the store for more than three years. Karimi called Leal Monday night to check on him about a half hour before he was murdered.

    “I loved him. I loved him as a person. I loved him like a son,” says Karimi. “He was a fine example of an employee and a person. I do have a heart, and I'm going to feel it for years to come.”