Meriden police and the community are stepping up their efforts to find the person who shot and killed Ibrahim Ghazal during a robbery early Wednesday.
A local businessman, who wishes to remain anonymous, has offered a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual who shot and killed Ghazal, according to Meriden Det. Lt. Mark Walerysiak.
According to police, at 271 E. Main St. on Wednesday and pointed a handgun at the clerk working the cash register and demanded money.
A witness who was inside the store at the time of the robbery told police that once the man received an undisclosed amount of money he shot the clerk in the chest and then ran out of the store.
, was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police believe the shooter fled the scene on foot. Police released surveillance photos from inside the store and describe the suspect as a white male, 5’9”-5’10”, with a husky build. He is 28-30 years old and has clean cut, dark hair. He is also described to have “bulging eyes” and was wearing a gray/black T-shirt with lettering on it, white or tan shorts, and black sneakers.
The reward will be given to the individual that provides the most significant, relevant input about the suspect and his location.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Meriden Police Det. Benoit at 203-630-6297.