Chicago Police have released photos of two men wanted for the slaying of a Family Dollar store manager and said they are also suspects in an armed robbery of another Family Dollar store about six blocks away last month.
JQuinn McCune, 30, was shot to death after he confronted one of the men inside his store in the 7900 block of South Ashland Avenue around 5 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
McCune apparently thought the man was acting suspicious and may have asked him to empty his pockets when the man shot him, a law enforcement source said.
Angelica Chancellor said she was walking into the store when she saw McCune confront a man who had a gun and a bag of chips in his hand.
“I was walking in and all I seen was a guy pull out the gun with chips in his hand,” said Chancellor, 29, who has lived in the Gresham neighborhood near the store for a year.
“I guess the store guy was trying to stop him from stealing,” she said. “(The suspect) said it wasn’t worth going to jail so he turned around and shot him.”
The gunman fled and McCune was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Police said the gunman and another man with him are also suspected of robbing a Family Dollar store in the 7300 block of South Ashland Avenue at 7:10 p.m. on June 15. A source said investigators are looking into whether the men have robbed other Family Dollar stores on the South Side.
They are described as black, in their 20s, 5-foot-8 to 6-foot-1 and weighing 150 to 170 pounds. In both incidents, the gunman had white cloth or gauze over his right eye.
Anyone with information can police at 312-747-8273
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