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No Bond For Store Clerk Who Allegedly Killed Customer Following Fight in NW Miami-Dade Convenience Store

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    Clerk Accused Of Killing Customer Faces Judge

    Ghazi Salhout, a clerk at Bawa Food Market in northwest Miami-Dade, is accused of shooting and killing Willie Sabb. Salhout made his first court appearance Thursday.

    (Published Thursday, May 3, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Ghazi Salhout made his first appearance before a judge in a bond court hearing Thursday morning.

    • Prosecutors asked for no bond against Salhout, a clerk in the store who allegedly opened fire early Wednesday morning after an argument.

    • The victim, 58-year-old Willie Sabb, died outside the Bawa Food Market near Northwest 17th Avenue and 93rd Street.

    One day after he allegedly shot and killed a man inside a Northwest Miami-Dade convenience store, Ghazi Salhout made his first appearance before a judge in a bond court hearing Thursday morning.

    Prosecutors asked for no bond against Salhout, a clerk in the store who allegedly opened fire early Wednesday morning after an argument inside the store with a customer.

    The victim, 58-year-old Willie Sabb, died outside the Bawa Food Market near Northwest 17th Avenue and 93rd Street. Police say Salhout pulled out a gun and shot Sabb multiple times, continuing to shoot him even while Sabb was lying face down on the ground.

    Sabb, a father of five who lost two sons due to gun violence, was known as "Peanut" in the neighborhood.

    Clerk Accused of Killing Man at NW Miami-Dade Store

    [MI] Clerk Accused of Killing Man at NW Miami-Dade Store

    Ghazi Salhout, a clerk at Bawa Food Market in northwest Miami-Dade, is accused of shooting and killing Willie Sabb.

    (Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018)

    "He was a wonderful guy. We always got along, we never had a problem. We went to church together," friend Anna Miller said.

    Joe Bawa, who owns the store, said he hired Salhot about a year ago.

    "This was a total shock to me. We’ve been here for 15 years in his neighborhood. We’ve never had an altercation with any customers," Bawa said.

    Bawa said he received a complaint about Salhot just two days ago.

    "He didn’t wanna work, so every little thing maybe annoyed him, or did annoy him, or he wasn’t in the mood," Bawa said.

    The store owner says they’ve been active in the community for over a decade and he’s adamant that the actions of his clerk does not reflect his store or what they stand for. Bawa also had a message for the family.

    "We are here for you, and please accept my sincere apologies for one man’s stupid actions, and do not hold it on me," he said.

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