Clerk shot to death outside liquor store in San Bernardino

A San Bernardino store clerk was shot to death in a confrontation with a man who later was arrested, the San Bernardino Police Department said Thursday, Sept. 22.

The shooting happened at about 8 p.m. Tuesday outside P&J Liquor at 525 W. Marshall Boulevard, said Sgt. Equino Thomas, a Police Department spokesman. The clerk, 46-year-old Glendale resident Nader Alkouli, was gunned down after getting into some sort of dispute outside the store. Thomas said.

The store was not being robbed, Thomas added.

Alkouli was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Detectives identified William Paul Norris Jr., 21, of San Bernardino, as a suspect. On Wednesday, Norris was arrested at a business near University and Hallmark parkways. He was booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga on suspicion of murder and assault with a firearm. He was being held in lieu of $1.25 million bail.

“The investigation is ongoing, and we are not releasing too much information as to not taint any witnesses we are still trying to interview,” Thomas said.

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