Would-Be Robber Shoots, Kills Delco Gas Station Owner

Delco businessman able to give description of suspect before dying

A robbery attempt turned deadly in Chester early Friday.

A would-be robber approached the Sunoco APlus gas station at 9th and Kerlin Streets around 4 a.m., Chester Police said.

It appears the man intended to rob the store. At some point the suspect opened fire, hitting the store's long-time owner Mohammed Fareed, cops said.

Police found the 56-year-old business man wounded in the torso area on the ground near the gas pumps. He was still alive and was able to give them a description of the suspect, point authorities to surveillance video and tell cops the direction the shooter fled, police said.

Sadly, the Ivland, Pa. man later died at the hospital.

A prayer vigil was planned for Fareed at the gas station at 5 p.m.

Police didn’t immediately release a description of the alleged shooter.

Anyone having information should contact Chester Police Det. Nelson Collins at (610) 447-8431 or CID Det. Michael Jay (610) 891-4700.

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