New Haven Police Make Murder Arrest

Police have made an arrest in the January murder of a store clerk

By Stephanie O'Connell
|  Friday, Feb 15, 2013  |  Updated 11:09 PM EDT
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New Haven Police Make Murder Arrest

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New Haven Police have made an arrest in the January 22 murder of a store clerk.

Police arrested Milton Daniels Jr., 20, of New Haven early Friday morning after using surveillance footage and eye witness accounts to gather evidence against him.

On Jan. 22, police responded to a report of a shooting inside the Orchard Market, 778 Orchard St. When they arrived, officers discovered  Abdul Ghani El-Rawas with gunshot wounds to his back and arm.

El-Rawas was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Around 10:50 a.m. on Feb. 15,  police  issued an arrest warrant for Daniels for an unrelated 2012 larceny charge. While searching his home, they found evidence linking Daniels to the murder.

Daniels was arrested and charged with Felony murder and Murder. He is currently being held on a $2 million bond. He is due in court on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

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