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Monday, June 3, 2013

Haris Gogic: Brothers Shot, One Dead, In St. Louis Quick Stop Robbery (Homicide No. 38)

Posted By on Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 7:00 AM

click to enlarge Haris Gogic. - VIA FACEBOOK

St. Louis metro police have a clear photo of a suspect who officials believe robbed a convenience store on Friday -- and shot two brothers in the process. The younger brother, Haris Gogic, nineteen, died later that day.

The robbery and homicide happened at Chippewa Street and Alfred Avenue at a Quick Stop Convenience and Wireless store run by Haris Gogic and his brother Mirza Gogic, 23.

The armed robber came into the store just after 11:30 a.m., officials say, and as one of the brothers grabbed a baseball bat, the suspect opened fire and shot Mirza Gogic in the arm -- and Haris Gogic in the head.

The police department sent out this surveillance photo of the suspect:

chippewa_robbery_suspect.jpg

Officials say the suspect is a black male with a dark complexion and slim build, is approximately six feet tall in late twenties to early thirties and has a mustache and goatee. He was wearing a grey shirt, grey pants and grey baseball cap as seen in the surveillance photo.

Anyone with information can call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).

The two brothers reportedly opened up the store at the front of their home a few years ago and are part of a large Bosnian family.

click to enlarge VIA GOOGLE MAPS

The younger brother is the 38th homicide victim in the city of St. Louis in 2013.

The older brother is expected to survive:

Here are some more photos of the brothers.

Haris Gogic. - VIA FACEBOOK
Haris Gogic. - VIA FACEBOOK
click to enlarge Mirza Gorgic. - VIA FACEBOOK

Here's a photo Mirza Gogic posted on Friday.

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