Police arrest man suspected in killing of convenience-store clerk

Within hours of the June 3 shooting, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the shooter’s arrest. The FBI offered an additional $10,000.

Photo: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested a man suspected of killing a convenience-store clerk during a June 3 robbery in west Charlotte.

CMPD identified the suspect as Desmin Logan, 30.

Desmin Logan

Logan was arrested today and charged with murder and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon. He is accused of killing 51-year-old Ismael Doumbia while attempting to rob a Shell station on Freedom Drive. Authorities did not say what evidence might link Logan to the crime.

The shooting, captured on video, shows what appears to be a black male whose face is covered by a black mask. In a still image released by CMPD, the killer was shown using one hand to hold up his baggy blue jeans while brandishing a weapon in the other hand. The shooting was reported at 3:20 a.m.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers within hours offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the shooter’s arrest. The FBI offered an additional $10,000.

Ten days later, CMPD homicide detectives and members of Doumbia’s family held a press conference at the Shell station asking for the public’s help in solving the case.

Mecklenburg jail records show Logan was arrested in 2017, charged with resisting a public officer.

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