Baltimore Police looking for suspect in convenience store shooting

Posted at 11:21 AM, Jun 07, 2016

Police are investigating a shooting that happened inside a Baltimore store on Monday night.

Around 11 p.m., Baltimore Police patrol officers arrived at West North Avenue where they found a man with serious injuries.

Surveillance video taken from the store, the Walbrook EZ Mart in the 1900 block of N. Rosedale Street, showed the muzzle of a gun being stuck through the door as the person behind it fires a single shot that nearly took Malik Ishaq's life.

The video was shown to ABC2 by Ishaq and another employee.

Ishaq, 52, who works as both an employee of the convenience store and a pizza delivery driver at a nearby restaurant, said he realized he could have been killed.

"Definitely," he said.

Ishaq said everything happened when two young men–one of whom was riding a hover board–came into the store. As they started to leave, a man holding a gun ran into the store, pointing it at the person riding the hover board, who is forced into a corner just out of range of the camera as another customer runs from the store.

The next image is the young man, first riding the hover board, running out of the store with no pants on. The person holding the gun walks into frame holding what appears to be the victims clothing and picks up the hover board and leaves the store.

"They took his clothes, his money, everything," Ishaq said. "After they took that (person's belongings), they went outside (and) kept running up and down trying to take other people's stuff."

The video then shows Ishaq moving toward the door, he said in an effort to examine what was going on outside. That's when the muzzle of the gun was seen being stuck through the opening of the door. The person fired a single shot that grazed Ishaq on his stomach and shattered the glass of a beverage cooler next to him.

"I knew i was hit because the glass broke," he said.

Ishaq said the bullet went through the one part of the partition glass that isn't bullet proof, though he said the store owner now had plans to replace it with fully bullet proof glass.

Though he said he knows he likely skirted death by inches, he has no plans to change jobs.

"If it's your time and it's finished, it's finished. Can't help it, right? I still have life to live ," he said.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Citywide Shooting detectives at 410-396-2122. Those who wish to remain anonymous should use the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line, at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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