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Baltimore police release video of suspect, person of interest in killing of woman behind deli counter

Flowers were placed at the entrance of Kim Deli & Grocery after Carmen Rodriguez, 36, was shot and killed inside the store Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019.
Flowers were placed at the entrance of Kim Deli & Grocery after Carmen Rodriguez, 36, was shot and killed inside the store Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (Phillip Jackson/Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a masked suspect and a person of interest in the killing of 36-year-old Carmen Rodriguez, who was shot to death in front of her small children in a convenience store near Patterson Park, police said Thursday.

The police department released surveillance video footage of the two people they say were involved in the killing, which happened just before 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 22 at the Kim Deli & Grocery at 157 N. Kenwood Ave., police said.

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In the video, the suspect enters the convenience store holding a handgun wearing all black with a hood up and a mask on. The person of interest wears a gray sweatsuit and a dark-colored beanie. Detectives are also searching for any leads on the suspect’s vehicle, a dark-colored Honda sedan.

Anyone with information is asked to call the city homicide unit at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers to leave anonymous tips at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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