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Second Man Charged in Tobacco Store Clerk's Murder




    A Chicago man has been charged in connection with the slaying of a Bensenville store clerk last month.

    Tremayne Davis, 23, was charged with one count of first-degree murder, attempted armed robbery and obstruction of justice following the Jan. 19 murder of Hussein Saghir at Sam's Tobacco and Food Mart.

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    Police believe the shooting was the result of an armed robbery gone bad.
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    Davis is the second man to be charged following the January incident. Kenneth Bardlett, 20, also faces first-degree murder charges and one count of attempted armed robbery.

    Police say Saghir, 36, was working at the store at 235 W. Irving Park Rd. when he and his brother were confronted by two males as they were closing up for the night. Surveillance video showed the two men trying to force the brothers back into the store, and at one point one of the men pulled out a gun and shot Saghir.

    Surveillance Video: Clerk Killed in Bensenville Shooting

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    A surveillance video shows the moments before a 36-year-old employee of Sam s Tobacco and Food Mart was shot outside the store Sunday.
    (Published Monday, Jan. 20, 2014)

    A prosecutor said the victim and his brother were trying to prevent the men from entering the store because their 3-year-old nephew was inside.

    While authorities said Bardlett took part, he was not the trigger man.

    Those who frequent the business said the Saghir was a nice man who went out of his way to help customers.

    "I know a couple of people here who wanted cigarettes, pop or anything. They could go say, 'I don't have money right now, and he would be like, 'Oh, no, that's fine," customer Stephanie Penge said last month.

    Police say the shop was also robbed in November 2013 by three males. Authorities said they aren't sure if the two robberies are related, but the perpetrators in that crime were never caught.

    Davis is expected to appear in bond court Sunday.