CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A new video has been released in connection with the armed robbery that left a business owner dead at a cell phone store in southeast Charlotte on Jan 14.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the FBI is partnering with CMPD to find the person responsible for this fatal shooting.
Officials are offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the murder of 29-year-old Elchin Khalilov.
The incident happened on Jan. 14, just before 11 a.m. at FixEr Electronic Repair on North Sharon Amity Road, near the intersection with Albemarle Road.
Police say the newly-released video shows the suspect walking up to the front door of the store and walking in.
Officials say the suspect walked in, pointed his gun at Khalilov and shot him dead inside the store.
Khalilov, according to police, cooperated and did not resist during the armed robbery.
Officials described the suspect as a tall, slim black male who was wearing a distinctive black zip-up hoodie with the world “LOVE” written on both sleeves.
During a press conference Thursday, CMPD officers said the suspect has a very unique way that he walks. Officers say they are confident that someone in the community either knows about this incident or knows who the wanted individual is.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers offers up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in any homicide. The FBI is offering up to an additional $10,000 in this case for a combined total reward of up to $15,000.
CMPD Detectives and FBI agents are working together as part of the FBI Charlotte Violent Crime Task Force. It is comprised of the FBI, the CMPD, the Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Gastonia Police Department.
Anyone who recognizes the individual in the video is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.