Prosecutors: Man Admitted Shooting Dublin Gas Station Clerk


Prosecutors said on Friday that a man who was captured after a day-long manhunt admitted shooting a Dublin gas station clerk to death last week.

According to prosecutors, Eddie J. Murphy confessed to the slaying of Mohamed Hassan at the Dublin Sunoco gas station, located at 201 W. Bridge St., at about 11 p.m. Feb. 13.

Police captured Murphy Thursday night at a Turkey Hill gas station, located at 3000 Centerpoint Dr, 10TV's Tanisha Mallett reported.

Two of Murphy's alleged accomplices, Jeffrey Collins and Austin Cusey, were held on $2 million bond each on Friday.

Prosecutors said that Cusey, 18, admitted to taking part in the deadly robbery as well as to taking part in the robbery of 97 weapons from the Powder Room Target Range, located at 2470 state Route 750, on Feb.8, and the robbery at the Max & Erma's restaurant, located at 411 Metro Place North in Dublin on Feb. 2, Mallett reported.

Collins, 22, and Cusey were charged with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery.

Fred Bills, Assistant Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney, said that Cusey and Murphy both gave more details about Hassan’s shooting death during interviews.

“On Feb. 23, Eddie Murphy was arrested and interviewed, and he also admitted that he did shoot Mr. Hassan during the armed robbery and that he had been told to shoot him by Mr. Collins,” Bills said. “Mohamed Hassan walked out the front door with two trash bags and returned a short time later followed by two subjects, wearing dark colored clothing, hoodies, gloves and ski masks.”

Police said that Hassan was ordered to empty the cash register and lottery drawer before he was shot several times.

Murphy was scheduled to be arraigned on Saturday, Mallett reported.

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