Suspect wanted for killing 64-year-old Detroit clerk arrested

Man arrested is also responsible for robbery at Golden Beauty Supply shop on 7 Mile Road, police say

Detroit police have arrested the man they say gunned down a liquor store clerk last week on Detroit's west side, and it's not the only crime he's accused of committing.

DETROITDetroit police have arrested the man they say gunned down a liquor store clerk last week on Detroit’s west side, and it’s not the only crime he’s accused of committing.

The store employees did not want to go on camera, but they told Local 4 that they were very happy when they got word that an arrest in the murder of their friend and co-worker was made.

It was a cold-blooded killing.

Video from inside Andy’s Market on James Couzens Freeway on Jan. 17 shows the moments before the shooting. What you don’t in the video see is 64-year-old Behnam Rasho walking out of the register area and the man in the video player above opening fire.

Police say that the man pointed the gun at another employee, forced them to open the registers, and then took off with cash.

Rasho died at the market.

The week-long manhunt ended when members of the Detroit Police Special Response Team, from the 8th Precinct, and undercover officers were able to track the suspect down.

Police said the man arrested is also responsible for a robbery at the Golden Beauty Supply shop on 7 Mile Road.

The man should be arraigned Tuesday, Jan. 25. At that time, everyone will learn a lot more about the suspect.


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Jason anchors Local 4's 5:30 p.m. newscast. He joined WDIV in January 2015 as a general assignment reporter and has a Journalism degree from Michigan State University.

Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.