October 9, 2008
Customer Shoots, Kills Retail Employee at Mall
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A customer opened fire in a crowded shopping mall Wednesday afternoon, killing a clothing store employee before he was shot and wounded by police officers, authorities said. Witnesses said the gunfire sent people "stampeding" for cover.
The employee was shot multiple times around 4:20 p.m. after a confrontation with the suspect at Knoxville Center Mall, police spokesman Darrell DeBusk said. The store employee, 29-year-old Ahmed Nahl, died at the scene.Two Knoxville Police Department officers confronted the customer as he left Reno Menswear store and exchanged gunfire, DeBusk said. No one else was hurt.
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