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Michigan State Police are investigating a homicide in Inkster that happened inside Fast Frank’s party store on Thursday, Lt. Joseph Brodeur said.

At about 6:30 p.m., the victim, identified by police as Hassan Ibrahim Tanana, was shot numerous times during an altercation inside of the party store, Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw said.

The victim, a 31-year-old from Inkster, lived in a group home near the store.

“Hassan is very well known in that neighborhood and especially to regular customers of the party store,” Shaw said in a statement. “He suffered from some mental disabilities and was known to sit outside of the store and ask for spare change to buy pop or other items inside of the store.”

Shaw said police believe the suspect was involved in a verbal altercation with Tanana, left the store and returned later, confronting the victim in the store and shooting him.

Tanana was transported to Beaumont Hospital Dearborn where he later died. The suspect fled the scene after the shooting in a gray Dodge Durango, Shaw said.

“The suspect is also known to be a regular customer at the store,” stated Shaw, “We are hoping that the public will help us identify the suspect from the surveillance tape, before he hurts someone else.”

Police on Friday released photos of a suspect and vehicle and are requesting the public’s assistance in getting them identified.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or vehicle is asked to call the MSP anonymous tip line at (855) 642-4847 (855-MICH-TIP).

jchambers@detroitnews.com

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