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Arrest made in connection to murder of Detroit auto parts store employee

Posted at 4:36 PM, Nov 03, 2017

The woman who allegedly shot and killed an employee at O'Reilly Auto Parts in Detroit has been arrested, sources say.

At this point, police are only saying that a 23-year-old woman is in custody. The getaway car, an older model burgundy Chevy Suburban, has not been recovered.

On Wednesday night, two women walked into the store and casually shopped, then went behind the counter and demanded cash from the female clerk.  

Police said a manager, 70-year-old James Haller Jr., came up to see what was going on and that’s when one of the women fired a shot and hit him.

The first suspect is described as an African American woman, believed to be between 25 and 35-years-old, with a medium brown complexion, standing 5'8", with a heavy build and long curly hair, wearing a blue jean jacket with a distinctive design on the front, a white shirt and red or burgundy colored pants and armed with a weapon.

The second suspect is described as an African American woman, believed to be between 25 and 35-years-old, with a medium brown complexion, standing 5'7", wearing a black jacket with fur trim around the hood of the collar and dark colored jeans.

They were seen leaving the scene in an older model burgundy Chevy Suburban with a broken rear right window that was covered by clear plastic duct taped to the vehicle. The license plate number is not known.