Smoke shop clerk robbed, fatally shot

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - A suspect pulled out a gun, robbed the FM 529 Smoke Shop and fatally shot the clerk Saturday night, according to police.

A Hispanic man, approximately 25-years-old, shot the clerk multiple times before fleeing with the cash drawer. The suspect is believed to be the same person responsible for multiple "smoke shop" robberies in the county.

Ziauddien Sharique Khan, 44, was transported to Ben Taub Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information regarding the "smoke shop" robberies or this crime is asked to contact the Harris County Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit at 713-967-5810, or call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).


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