Family Puts Up Reward for Info Leading to Store Owner's Killers

Bashar Fakhoury killed three weeks ago by two men who tried to rob his liquor store, police say

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    The family of a Brookfield store owner who was shot and killed three weeks ago is hoping a cash reward will help lead police to the men who witnesses reported they saw running away from the scene.

    The family of a Brookfield store owner who was shot and killed three weeks ago is hoping a cash reward will help lead police to the men who witnesses reported they saw running away from the scene.

    Bashar Fakhoury was killed three weeks ago by two men who tried to rob his liquor store. Those who knew him called him Bob and said he was the type of person who would loan somebody a couple of dollars without question if they needed it.

    Now a $10,000 reward has been offered by Fakhoury's family and friends for information that leads to an arrest in the case.

    "I know that it will not bring my brother-in-law back, but it might save another person's life," said Baha Swaiss.

    According to police, the 38-year-old Fakhoury, who had moved his Phoenix Liquor Store from Chicago to the western suburb, was shot in the head during a robbery. Within days of his death, Brookfield Police released composit sketches of the two men they be believe were responsible for killing the father of two young children.

    Fakhoury's family said 80 percent of the reward money was raised by people in the village through various events and charity functions. The family is putting up the rest.

    "Somebody out there has information on this crime. They know who did this and we're appealing to them to please contact us," said Brookfield Police Chief Steven Stelter."

    Anyone with information should call 708-485-1741.