Sunday, January 23, 2011

Atlanta police have 2 people of interest in Ethiopian film maker Beyene Jagama killing

Police have released sketches of two men they want to talk to in connection to the shooting death of a 26-year-old Ethiopian film maker and Atlanta convenience store clerk. Jagama Beyene was known to his friends and family as “J.” Now, they’re asking why he was shot to death in such a brutal manner. Bullet holes were found all over the Citgo Gas Station where Beyene worked, and was shot on Thursday morning. “I hope somebody will find out who did it and then I hope we will be able to know why,” said Essete Roister, the victim’s cousin. “The question is, why? He don’t deserve this.” Beyene’s cousin spoke to FOX 5’s George Franco at his home in Tucker. She says her cousin was the writer, producer and director of a documentary on Ethiopians struggling to make it in Metro Atlanta. It was released this past August. “The message of the movie is not to give up, not to quit—just to go strong,” said Daniel Cebray, Beyene’s friend Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS or Investigator S.R. Benton at 404-546-5417. Source ( FOX 5)

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