Homicide, Attempted Robbery Suspect Arrested in Connection with Shooting Death of Store Clerk in Bensenville

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Bond was set at $2.5 million Wednesday for a Bellwood man accused of murdering Bensenville store clerk Hussein Saghir at Sam’s Tobacco and Food Mart in Bensenville on January 19, 2014.

Prosecutors report Kenneth Bardlett, 20, has admitted to involvement in the murder of Bensenville store clerk Hussein Saghir, who was fatally shot in a botched robbery attempt.

Police photo on FOX 32 news Twitter.

Bardlett was charged with first degree murder and attempted armed robbery in connection with the January 19, 2014 shooting death of Hussein Saghir at Sam’s Tobacco and Food Mart

Saghir was closing the store for the evening with his brother. Prosecutors say Saghir refused to go back into the store because his 3-year-old nephew was inside.

Surveillance video caught the entire crime, showing two men trying to force the brothers back into the store.

“We urge the public to remember that the triggerman remains free and we are pleading to anyone with information to please come forward and contact Bensenville police.”

Family statement from Saghir’s family

Bardlett has a criminal record, but police are not revealing how they tracked him down. He has a Superman logo tattoo under his right eye and a star tattoo under his left eye. Bardlett, in custody, also has tattoos across the front of his neck.

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