Arrest made in fatal shooting of NW Houston gas station owner

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

MIDLAND, TX (KTRK) -- The man police say fatally shot a store owner in northwest Houston earlier this month is now in custody.

Nadonte Pugh was taken into custody Monday in Midland and he's currently in the Midland County Jail. He's charged with the murder of Zia Siddiqui at the Raceway store along FM 1960 and Mills Road on March 12.

Investigators say Pugh walked into the store and took a beverage to the counter. That's when he showed a weapon and demanded money.

Police say the clerk ran to the back office where Siddiqui was, but didn't close the door. Pugh reportedly followed, and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, police say Pugh reached around the door and fatally shot Siddiqui. Siddiqui died at the scene.

VIDEO: Pugh named suspect in case

Siddiqui fatally shot during struggle