DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police are searching for two women wanted in connection with the brutal murder of an auto parts store manager Wednesday night.
According to police, two women walked into the O’Reilly Auto Parts store on Schaefer near Six Mile and told the first person they saw, a 20-year-old woman, to get down.
The victim, a 75-year-old man at the store, came from the rear of the store and was shot in the head by one of the woman. He was taken to an area hospital but died from his injuries.
The suspects took money from the cash register as they left the store and fled the scene in a burgundy Chevy Suburban SUV, possibly with a passenger side back window broken out with plastic over it.
The suspect who shot the victim is described as black, about 5-foot-8 inches, a skinny build, dark complexion wearing all black clothing with a black handgun.
The second suspect is described as short, heavy-set and also wearing all black clothing. Their ages are unknown.
The witness was not injured.
A motive for the shooting is not known at this time. The witness told police the suspects never mentioned a robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit police at (313) 596-5200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
Stay tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBSDetroit.com for more on this developing story.
*Police initially identified the victim as 69-years-old but his family tells WWJ he was 75.