Police kill suspect after deadly stabbing inside Atlantic City market

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A random act of violence in Atlantic City left a store clerk and the suspect dead.

A suspected killer is dead, shot by police in Atlantic City Tuesday morning after he allegedly stabbed a man to death at a nearby market.

It started just after 8:30 a.m. inside the Cedar Market on the corner of Pennsylvania and Adriatic avenues.

According to the owner of the market, the suspect entered the store and started attacking and stabbing the clerk.

The clerk, 29 year old Peter Farey, stumbled from behind the counter and fell to the ground.

The store owner says the customers ran out as the suspect chased other employees around the store. They managed to lock the front door and ran out the back.

The suspect kicked out the door and was crossing Adriatic Avenue as a police officer was arriving.

The officer fired multiple shots, killing the suspect. A bloody knife lay on the sidewalk where he fell.

Farey had just started working at the store on Monday - less than a week after he returned from visiting family in Egypt.

The store owner, Nimer Nammour, says, "He was on a vacation with his family and he called my brother or somebody, the guy says he needs to work, so he come down. Yesterday he started and it happened today. It's just his luck you know, it could have been anybody else, it could have been me, it could have been somebody else, it just happened to be him."

Neighbors say the suspect is a known drug addict who had recently gotten out of jail and wasn't taking his medication.

The victim's distraught coworker and friends sobbed as Farey's body was wheeled out of the store. They are all from the same town in northern Egypt.

A priest from their Coptic Christian church came to console them.

Father Shenouda Awadalla says, "We're going now to church to pray. And after he's released from police, we are going to pray again. And the body we're going to send it to Egypt."

A return trip no one could have predicted, the result of a completely out of the blue random act of violence.

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