Suspect Arrested In NW OKC Shooting, Now Suspected In Murder Of Store Clerk


Thursday, August 15th 2013, 10:58 pm
By: News 9


News 9 has confirmed Darrien Clark, a suspect first arrested in the shooting of homeowner early Thursday morning, is now considered a suspect in the murder of convenience store clerk Habib Hajimirzaei.

A customer found Hajimirzei, 62, dead on July 23 at Four Seasons Convenience Store at N.W. 63rd Street.

Oklahoma City Police arrested Clark on Thursday morning when he led police on a short chase and then crashed his car into a light pole.

8/15/2013 Related Story: Homeowner Shot In NW OKC, Suspect Caught After Crash

Police booked Clark into the Oklahoma County Jail on shooting with intent to kill and several other crimes related to a home invasion and shooting in the 6400 block of Peniel.

Capt. Dexter Nelson confirmed Clark is also being held on a complaint of murder for the killing of Hajimirzaei. Police have not said what evidence connects him to the crime but previously released surveillance footage of a man who looks similar to Clark.

The victim in the home invasion and shooting remains in critical condition at a local hospital.

Clark is facing several charges, including first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, shooting with intent to kill, assault with a dangerous weapon with mask, pointing a firearm, and possession of a firearm.

7/24/2013 Related Story: Police Investigate Deadly Convenience Store Shooting In NW OKC