Police arrest 2 in death of Wilmington store clerk

December 2, 2011 5:29:52 AM PST
Authorities say two men have been arrested in connection with the death of a Wilmington grocery store clerk who was shot during a robbery.

Wilmington police said in a news release that 18-year-old Melvin Wright and 22-year-old Omar Mitchell have been charged with first degree murder and other charges.

Police say 22-year-old Al-Haidari Esam was shot during a hold-up of the Concord Food Market on Tuesday night.

Authorities say a resident led investigators to physical evidence that resulted in Thursday's arrests.