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Wed January 3, 2007
Arrest Made in Store Clerk Murder
By Catherine M. Welch & Megan Williams
Wilmington, NC – Wilmington Police say a teenaged suspect is in custody for the murder of a Wilmington store clerk.
Police say 18-year-old Sherod Bernard Johnson was arrested Tuesday night in New York City for last month's murder of Mohammad Abdelhamid at a grocery store in Wilmington's historic district.
The victim's brother, Feras Abdelhamid says he's relieved that there's a suspect in custody.
Hopefully people learn from this, you know. It's not easy to lose a brother, you know, so it's very hard and hopefully justice will be served.
Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous says tips from the community and a partnership with the United States Marshal Service helped law enforcement track down Johnson to New York City.
I tell you it has worked for us, has worked for the community and they are an integral part of this organization of this city.
Evangelous says Johnson is a suspect in another unrelated case.