Police Make Arrest In Deadly Local Convenience Store Shooting

A 20-year-old Houston man was in custody Saturday in connection with a robbery and shooting at a local convenience store that left one man dead and a second seriously injured.

Store surveillance photo. (Temple police)

TEMPLE (April 5, 2014) Corey Thomas Williams, 20, of Houston, was in the Harris County Jail Saturday after officers arrested him on a warrant stemming from a robbery and shooting earlier in the week at a Temple convenience store that left one man dead and another injured.

Mazhar Aslam, 50 of Temple, a father of five, died at the scene of the shooting, which was reported at around 11:35 pm. Wednesday at Pool's Grocery in Temple at 1720 South 1st St.

A second victim, who was shot in the upper body and received what police said were “significant injuries,” was taken to Scott & White Hospital.

His name and information about his condition have not been released.

Robbery was evidently the motive for the shooting, Temple police Cpl. Christopher Wilcox said.

The cash registers in the store appeared to have been moved and an undisclosed amount of money was taken, he said.

Police released a surveillance photograph late Thursday afternoon of the man they thought was responsible for the deadly holdup and it was through surveillance video that investigators were able to identify Williams as a suspect, Wilcox said Saturday.

A murder warrant naming Williams was issued Friday evening, Wilcox said, and officers found him in Beaumont where he was arrested.

Further details weren’t provided Saturday, but Wilcox said additional information will be released “as our investigators continue to pursue leads...as this case moves toward the prosecution phase.”


KWTX-TV News 10 6700 American Plaza Waco, Texas 76712 (254) 776-1330 Fax (254) 751-1088
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 253684701 - kwtx.com/a?a=253684701