Police investigate murder of the owner of a Farmington Hills party store

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) - Farmington Hills Police are investigating the murder of a party store owner in Farmington Hills.

It's happened at Tom's Party Store on Inkster Road, just north of 8 Mile.

Police were called to the scene about 12:30 pm Saturday. Witnesses had reported an armed robbery where the victim had been shot.

As an officer approached the scene he was flagged down by a witness who said the robbery and shooting occurred at the party store.

Once at the scene a witness told police he was walking into the party store at the same time that an African American man was walking out. The witness said that once he was inside the store he saw that the clerk had been shot.

The suspect in the case is described as 6' tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He was wearing a dark green jacket and a winter hat. 

Officers are still searching for the suspect. Police K-9 units and helicopters have been assisting in the search.

Anyone with information about the situation is asked to contact the Farmington Hills Police Command Desk at (248) 871-2610. 

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