Arrest made in beauty supply shop killing

Photo by Daniel Heraty

Dearborn police investigate the area behind Sunshine Beauty Supply March 14.

Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN – Police have arrested one of three suspects believed to be involved in the robbery and homicide of a storekeeper about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Jay Shin, 60, owner of Sunrise Beauty Supply, 4920 Schaefer, was shot and killed after a man entered the store and got away with approximately 80 assorted colors of Velvet Remi brand hair extensions valued between $120 and $135 each. They then got into a car and left the scene.

Details of the circumstances surrounding the shooting had not been released as of press time.

Police also said they believe they have located the suspected getaway vehicle, and that the suspects had obtained it in an armed carjacking in Detroit.

“The community was instrumental in providing valuable leads in this investigation,” Police Chief Ronald Haddad said in a statement Friday. “Additionally, the Dearborn Police Department worked tirelessly with the U.S. Marshals and members of the Detroit Police Department in the arrest of this suspect.”

The arrested suspect is expected to be arraigned in 19th District Court pending review by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, after which police have promised to release more information. Police had been seeking two men and a woman, who they believe was the driver of the car, but did not say Friday which of the suspects had been arrested.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of $2,500 for anyone with information on the suspects. They are asked to contact the organization at 1-800-SPEAK-UP, or the police tip line at (313) 943-3012.