Shock as 254 fashion founder shot dead at Alabama petrol station – PHOTOS – Nairobi News (satire) (press launch) (weblog)
An Atlanta-based mostly Kenyan man succumbed to accidents Sunday morning after he was shot by a gunman whereas working at a petrol station in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Mike Mulwa, 29, died following an altercation on Saturday evening at Citgo Firm petrol station positioned on 9800 block of Parkway East within the Metropolis of Birmingham.
A press release launched by native police said that officers from the East Precinct responded to an emergency name at round 11.30pm Saturday and located two folks making an attempt to resuscitate the sufferer.
“Mulwa was rushed to the College of Alabama trauma hospital the place he underwent surgical procedure however died from the gunshot wound at four.30 a.m. on Sunday,” learn a part of the assertion.
Investigators imagine theft was the motive.
By Sunday night, detectives have been nonetheless investigating the incident and requested anybody with any info on the taking pictures to name the police.
“Investigators are positive an altercation came about inside the situation and at some level the sufferer was shot,’’ stated Sgt. Bryan Shelton, the lead detective.
“Folks ought to be capable of go to work and return dwelling with out being the sufferer of a criminal offense. Our investigators will work arduous to carry this household solutions and convey the killer to justice,” added Shelton.
254 CLOTHES LABEL
A member of the family informed the Nation that Mulwa was the founder of #254 garments label and the proprietor of #254 skillwear fashion model.
The Kenyan group in Atlanta was shocked by the information of Mulwa’s dying.
“His spouse, who's expectant with their third baby, is in disbelief and is completely saddened by the information,” stated Chege Maina, an in depth household good friend.
By Sunday night, detectives have been nonetheless piecing collectively proof from the scene of crime, together with reviewing footage from safety cameras.
Mr Mulwa lived in Atlanta however labored in Alabama, in line with relations.
Members of the family informed an area TV station that he had known as a good friend to say he had been shot and requested that good friend to name 911.
Mulwa’s mother and father, Violent Mueni, and Councillor Ngangi, stay in Kenya, as nicely as his solely surviving brother, Vincent Mutuku.
MOVED TO US
He moved to the US in 2008, and labored in varied department shops in Atlanta earlier than touchdown a job with Shaw Industries.
His household described him as delicate-spoken and type – a person of the folks.
“His smile was contagious. He lit the room,” his cousin stated.
“His demise is one which has despatched waves via the Kenyan-American group.”
He leaves behind a spouse, two kids and an unborn child.
Authorities are requesting anybody with info that might result in the seize of the assailant to name Birmingham police at 205-254-7777 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.