Arrest in gas station attendant's murder

May 15, 2008 8:22:05 AM PDT
Burlington County prosecutors say they've caught the gunman who shot and killed a gas station attendent in New Jersey last month.

The murder of Abdur Rahman, 50, of Burlington City, N.J., happened just before 11:30 Monday night, April 14th, at the US Gas station along the 1900 block of Burlington-Mount Holly Road in Westampton Township. The Bangledesh-born father of 8 was shot multiple times in the head and leg.

The suspect, Terrance S. Clemons, age 20, of Burlington Twp., was arrested Thursday morning. Clemons' bail is set at $750,000. He's scheduled to make his first appearance in court on the charges Friday.

After Rahman's murder, Chuck Bauman, a daily customer at the US Gas on Route 541 told Action News that Rahman made a request the day before he was killed.

"He said, 'I'm afraid you know I might get shot. Can you say a prayer for me?' Or words to that effect."

Friends said after a string of gas station robberies in this area Rahman was worried for his safety and wanted to leave.