Awful: Father of Parkland Shooting Survivors Killed in Robbery

Posted: Jul 20, 2018 7:30 AM

The father of two Parkland school shooting survivors died in an armed robbery Tuesday.

Ayub Ali, whose son and daughter survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School five months earlier, was killed in his own convenience store. Ali's daughter had been in a classroom at MSD's 1200 building, where the school shooting took place. 

According to a BSO report, Lauderdale Lakes BSO deputies and Tamarac Fire Rescue paramedics found the injured 61-year-old store clerk when they arrived at Aunt Molly's Food Store, located at 1691 S. State Road. Ali was transported to Fort Lauderdale's Broward Health Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect forced Ali to his store's back office, where he was shot. (NBC Miami)

"He took money from the cash register and left. The thief returned shortly after and shot Ali," the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. "The suspect wore a black vest, reddish-orange shorts with a black and white stripe on the sides, reddish-orange slides and a skull cap with 'Miami' stitched on the front."

The city’s Bangladeshi community is giving support to the father of four’s widow and children.

Police are still looking for the suspect. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact BSO homicide detective James Hayes at 954-321-4231 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000. (NBC Miami)