- Associated Press - Thursday, December 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police are charging a man with killing a grocery store owner on Christmas Eve in Philadelphia, saying he thought the woman’s grandson had been involved in the theft of an expensive jewelry chain.

Philadelphia Police on Thursday said they’d filed homicide and other charges against Maurice Green. They accuse him of shooting 81-year-old Marie Buck 11 times in the chest.

Buck ran Marie’s Grocery for more than 40 years and was a month from retirement.

Police say the 31-year-old Green barely entered the grocery before starting to shoot. Investigators say they’re still searching for the murder weapon.

Green was arrested Wednesday night. It wasn’t clear if he had a lawyer to speak on his behalf.



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