Jousha Routh
Photo: Fulton County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Arrest made in shooting death of Atlanta grocery store owner

A 21-year-old man has been charged with the shooting death of a southwest Atlanta grocery store owner and another man, police and the FBI said.

Officials arrested Jousha Routh of Atlanta early Friday at a location on Mabros Industrial Parkway in Ellenwood, FBI spokesman Kevin Rowson said in a news release. Routh is in the Fulton County jail.

He is accused in the September shooting that killed Saiful Bhuyia, 36, of Dunwoody, and Rizanul Islam. 

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Bhuyia and Islam were shot in a car outside of Southern Grocery at the corner of Westview Drive and Lawton Street.

Seven years ago, the owner of a similarly named grocery store at the location was stabbed and later died in an apparent robbery attempt, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

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