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Detroit police are asking for the public’s help to identify two suspects in the fatal shooting of the owner of Metro Cores Auto Repair Shop in an armed robbery Monday morning.

Video surveillance photos released by the Detroit police show two masked men running with guns in their hands during the robbery at approximately 11 am at the store, located on the 12100 block of Coyle on Detroit’s west side.

“We’re asking for the public’s assistance in helping us to solve this case and bring justice to this family,” Detroit police Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood said late Monday. “If they have any information, we want them to give us a call.”

According to police, the suspects entered the repair shop and demanded money from the store owner and another 27-year-old victim. After taking the money, one of the men fatally shot owner. The 27-year-old was not shot, according to Kirkwood.

Both suspects fled the scene in a green Jeep Cherokee, which later was recovered on the 12000 block of Whitcomb. The repair shop owner was transported to a local hospital, where he died.

The first suspect, who had a weapon, was described as a black male in his early thirties, about 6-feet 3-inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing green hoodie, camouflage pants, tan boots and a red face mask.

The second suspect was described as a black male in his twenties, about 6-feet-1-inch tall with a slim build. He was wearing a hoodie with black-and-gray jogging pants, black gym shoes and a black face mask. He also carried a weapon.

Anyone who recognizes or has any information about the suspects or knows their whereabouts is asked to call the Detroit Police Homicide Unit at (313) 596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.

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