Police: Store owner kills man with crowbar

2 owners of store arrested

MIAMI - Two workers at a Miami-Dade convenience store have been arrested after police said one of them killed a man with a crowbar outside the business Thursday afternoon.

Miami-Dade police said Akil Larue Oliver, 34, went into the Quick Shop Food Store at 9720 S.W. 168th St. at about 5:45 p.m.

According to the arrest report, Oliver was angry because he believed the store owner owed him "a small amount of money." Police said he went into the store, made a derogatory racial remark to the clerk, told him to go back to his country and made a profane comment about his mother and sisters.

Police said an off-duty Miami-Dade Department of Corrections officer and other customers tried to calm Oliver down, but he continued ranting. At one point, police said, he left the store, but then he returned and continued insulting the clerk.

According to the report, the officer was escorting Oliver from the store when employee Nabil Sulaiman, 19, hit Oliver with a bottle. Police said other employees joined in, and owner Ragheb Sulaiman, 24, got a crowbar and hit Oliver in the head. Oliver later was pronounced dead.

Ragheb Sulaiman has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Nabil Sulaiman has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

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