“He took money from the cash register and left. The thief returned shortly after and shot Ali,” sheriff’s officials said in a statement. “The suspect wore a black vest, reddish-orange shorts with a black and white stripe on the sides, reddish-orange slides and a skull cap with 'Miami' stitched on the front.”
Ali was later pronounced dead at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.
WTVJ reports that a makeshift memorial had appeared at the convenience store when it reopened on Thursday.