Thursday, December 19 2013 6:47 PM EST2013-12-19 23:47:12 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Memphis police have released surveillance video and photos of the person suspected to be involved in the death of Lamar Avenue Pawn and Jewelry owner, 56-year-old Virak Hean. When police arrivedMore >>
Investigators released surveillance video and photos of the man suspected in the death of a pawn shop owner. They hope someone is able to recognize the suspect to help the victim's family get justice. More >>
Thursday, December 19 2013 7:55 AM EST2013-12-19 12:55:59 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Memphis Police Department is on the scene of a homicide at a pawn shop near Lamar Avenue and Airways Boulevard. Action News 5 is on its way to the scene to learn more about the shooting. StayMore >>
Police investigate the death of a pawn shop owner, who was killed at workMore >>
(WMC-TV) - Two arrests were made shortly after Memphis Police Department released surveillance footage of the man suspected of killing a pawn shop owner during a robbery.
Charles Griffin is accused of firing the shots that killed Virak Hean at Lamar Jewelry and Pawn around 10 a.m. Wednesday. Christopher Woodland is accused of driving the getaway car.
According to a police affidavit, Griffin walked into the pawn shop with a red bag over his shoulder, pointed a gun at Hean and fired two shots into his chest. He then jumped over the counter, stepped over Hean, and took items from the store. The suspect's actions were all caught on the surveillance video.
A witness outside of the pawn shop watched as the suspect got into the passenger side of a red four-door Pontiac Grand Am. Police say it was Christopher Woodland who was driving the car.
After the surveillance video was released to media, the robbery suspect was identified as Charles Griffin. He reportedly waived his rights and admitted to participating in the robbery and shooting Hean. Woodland also waived his rights and told police that he drove the car, then burned it to destroy evidence. He said he received money from the pawn shop robbery.
Griffin is due in court December 23. He is charged with first degree murder in perpetration of a robbery. Woodland is due in court Friday. He is charged with accessory after the fact.