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Community members honor life of Detroit business owner killed while closing store

Posted at 8:15 PM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 20:17:03-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Surveillance video was released Tuesday in the search for the gunman who shot and killed a beloved store owner in Detroit. Police are hoping the footage will help them track down those responsible.

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Police release video of the two men they say shot and killed 77-year-old Lewis Putrus as he locked up his store Saturday night. Police say it was an apparent attempted robbery.

The suspects fired shots as they ran away.

The victim was known as just "Lou" to customers.

Many say they grew up coming to his corner store and he always greeted them with a smile.

On Tuesday, one by one, people who live nearby came to pay their respects and offer prayers.

Police Chief James Craig says he needs the public's help finding the two killers in the video, who he believes lives nearby.

If you have information on this crime, contact Detroit police.