MPD releases chilling videos in grocery store homicide

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Police are hoping new surveillance video will help catch the suspect who murdered an innocent father.

Two suspects were caught on camera. One of them can be seen pulling the trigger that led to a store clerk’s death this past Tuesday.

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On a Tuesday evening, right around dinner time, Marcel Wicks was working his second job.

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He was behind the counter when a man in hoodie rushed in, jumped across the counter and shot the father of nine multiple times.

“He was a really nice guy. I knew he had some kids. I didn't know he had nine, but he does,” said Andre Ceballos, who works at the auto parts shop next door.

Ceballos was installing a camera at his shop on Monday afternoon.

“Just in light of everything that happened last week,” he said. 

Marcel Wicks was a father of nine, including three young triplets.

“I was here at that particular time,” said Leo Drake, a co-worker of Wicks.

Drake also worked at Brother’s Deli and Grill and was inside the small convenience store when Wicks was murdered. He was still distraught a week later.

“Only thing I can say is God take care of us. God take care of us,” he said.

Police are not only looking for the shooter, they also released video of a different person of interest, who can be seen on video walking around the store.

The whole incident allegedly stemmed because Wicks would not sell the suspect cigarettes.

“It's not even something that makes sense to me. I can't fathom doing that...over cigarettes,” said Ceballos.

Now everyone in the area is hoping the men caught on camera are actually caught so they can answer for the life they stole.

“If that was your loved one. What would you want somebody to do?” said Donna, a customer who did not want her last name used.

The owner told me the suspects were not regulars to the store. The owners and community have rallied around Wicks wife and children. So far, $1,000 has been raised through a Gofundme.

They are hoping to raise $10,000 for the now family of ten.

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