Tuesday, 17 April 2018 12:32

Man Indicted in Robbery and Murder of Store Clerk

Freeman Freeman
April 17, 2018 – A 36-year-old man was indicted Tuesday on murder and robbery charges stemming from the Fourth of July shooting death last year of a clerk at a South Memphis service station, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Alonzo Freeman faces charges of premeditated first-degree murder, first-degree murder in the perpetration of a robbery, especially aggravated robbery and convicted felon in possession of a handgun. He is being held without bond.
Investigators said Freeman is responsible for killing Shahid Zamir, 40, who was found shot to death around 4 a.m. on July 4, 2017, behind the counter at the Marathon Service Station at East Parkway South and Florida.
The murder of Zamir, a native of Pakistan, was captured on surveillance video. After the shooting, Freeman walked out with the store’s cash register which was recovered a short distance away.
Freeman was developed as a suspect and was arrested and charged about six weeks later.
The case is being handled by Karen Cook, chief prosecutor of the Special Prosecution Unit (SPU) in Criminal Court Division 8. The SPU seeks the maximum sentenced available for repeat felony offenders.