Update: Arrest In Murder Of Farmington Hills Party Store Owner

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Update, 6:26 p.m.": Police have arrested  a suspect  in connection with the fatal shooting of a party store owner in Farmington Hills, the Free Press reports.

“Physical evidence collected from the scene and surrounding area has linked the subject to the crime,” police said in a news release announcing the arrest.

Earlier: Farmington Hills party store owner Duraid Lossia let customers who were short on cash have items and pay for them later and gave people down on their luck odd jobs, reports Elisha Anderson in the Free Press.

Those are the kinds of good deeds many recalled during a candlelight vigil held in front of his store Sunday night, as police continue to search for his killer. Those who knew him said the 59-year-old Lossia loved helping people out.

Dozens of people showed up in the light rain to remember the man they knew as Dave. Some had known him for decades and held candles, told stories, cried, hugged or sang songs with others. Many didn’t know his real name, they just knew he was a good person.

“He was a nice guy, and he was local in the community,” said Roberta Wiggle, 42, of Southfield, who helped organize the vigil that took place in the 20900 block of Inkster Road.

A customer discovered Lossia on the floor, bleeding from his head, shortly after noon Saturday. The cash register had been rifled.

Read more:  Detroit Free Press
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