SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) – Syracuse Police shared that a 32-year-old gas station clerk, Raouf Muharram, was shot and killed on Sunday morning.

Police responded to Blue Star Market at 1410 S. Salina St. on Sunday morning for a shooting with injuries call. When the police arrived, they found Muharram dead behind the counter. His death marked the first homicide of 2022.

An investigation was immediately started after the murder. Police report that many people were interviewed, physical evidence was gathered, and an extensive neighborhood canvass was conducted. As a result, 30-year-old Kareem D. Huggins was identified as a suspect. Police also uncovered that he was using a stolen vehicle.

Around 12:45 A.M. on Monday morning, Huggins was located by Ohio State Highway Patrol parked in the stolen vehicle at a rest stop in Sandusky, O.H. Huggins was then taken into custody and was also found to be in possession of a stolen handgun.

Syracuse Police announced that Kareem D. Huggins was charged with murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. Huggins is currently at the Sandusky County Jail, waiting for extradition back to New York after court proceedings.