BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A murder warrant has been issued for a second suspect in connection with the fatal shooting of a store clerk in Beaumont’s north end. Early Saturday morning, police arrested Keandre Robinson, 19, of Beaumont, in connection with the shooting, while they continue to search for a second suspect, Larry Nathaniel Hagan, 26, of Needville, who has ties to Beaumont. Robinson is said to have fatally shot store clerk Sheikh Abir-Hossain, 34, before stealing cigarettes. The shooting occurred at the Kris Food Mart at 3090 Gulf St. around 10 p.m. Friday night. Abir-Hossain leaves behind a wife and 2-year-old daughter, according to a GoFundMe organized by the Bangladesh Student Association at Lamar University.
Robinson’s bond is set at $800,000, while a murder warrant for Hagan has been issued with a bond set at $1 million. The fatal shooting is being investigated as an aggravated robbery, with police releasing surveillance photos of both suspects and asking for the public’s help in finding them. Multiple Crime Stoppers tips assisted in the investigation and the arrest of Robinson. Pollyanna Stephens, a regular customer at the store, expressed shock at the incident, describing Abir-Hossain as a friendly and hardworking man.
Police described Hagan as armed with a handgun, wearing black jeans and a black hoodie with “NERD” printed on the front. Officers believe both suspects fled to the south of the store on foot after the shooting. Authorities are urging anyone with information about the incident to contact Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas. The investigation is ongoing, and additional details will be provided as they become available.