Widow of Lake Wales murder victim asks for justice

- It was painful to listen to Arzina Hafsa talk about what she has been going through since someone shot her husband, Mohamed Allam in cold blood a few weeks ago.

"I feel my heart is burning," she said. "What is happening, I can not explain," she said.

This is the first time Hafsa has spoken publicly since her husband's death. She said one of the most difficult things she has had to do since he was murdered is to try and explain to her daughters - 11- and 4-years-old - that daddy is not coming home.

"He was a very good father, my husband, you know," Hafsa said through tears.

Allam was closing his convenience story in the middle of the night when two men wearing hoods approached him, and told him to take off his pants so they could get everything he was carrying as quickly as possible. Even though he complied, they fatally shot him at point blank range.

"These two men responsible for this need to found , and they need to be accountable," said Chip Brown of Heartland Crimestoppers. 

Crimestoppers and the Lake Wales Police Department are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to arrests in the case.

Investigators say the murder may be tied to another incident that happened in the middle of the summer. Two men with hoods held up a man in the middle of the night at a business right down the street from Allam's store. They told the man to take off his pants.

"It leads us to believe that they are the same people," said Deputy Chief of the Lake Wales Police Department.

If you know anything about the case, call Crimestoppers at (863) 226-TIPS.

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