Store Clerk Dies Weeks After Being Shot In Roxbury

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A store clerk who was shot last month while working in Roxbury has died of his injuries, some five weeks after he was attacked.

According to police, 24-year-old Tanjim Siam was working at the M&R convenience store on Shawmut Ave on July 14, when a man walked in at around 9 p.m. and demanded cash and cigarettes.

Although Siam handed everything over, the suspect shot him in the head. His parents were able to come to Boston from Bangladesh to visit him at Boston Medical Center, where he was on life support.

On August 7, police issued an arrest warrant for 25-year-old Stephon Samuel of Lynn in connection with the attack. Samuel was already in custody at the Plymouth County House of Corrections for allegedly assaulting and robbing a Brockton motel clerk at gunpoint nine days after Siam was shot.

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In connection with the attack on Siam, Samuel has been charged with Armed Robbery by means of a Firearm, Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Armed Career Criminal Level 1.

Mayor Marty Walsh commented on Siam's passing Saturday, saying the investigation into the robbery and shooting is ongoing.

“Tanjim was a young immigrant who came to the United States seeking a better life for his family, and his life was cut tragically short by an act of violence," said Walsh. "My heart breaks for Tanjim’s family and all his loved ones. We will continue to seek justice for this horrific act that has forever shattered so many lives."

Humayun Morshed, Secretary of the Boston Convenience Store Owners Association and a friend of Siam’s family, said Siam had immigrated to Boston around four months before he was shot.

"He is good to everybody, helpful and friendly," said Morshed. "He moved to Boston alone, leaving his parents, and siblings behind, with a dream to get an education. But his dreams and hard work have now been shattered."

Morshed also said on Thursday, Siam's family had "made the extremely difficult decision to take him off of life support."

"Doctors have advised the family it is the best thing to do for Siam, as his organs were failing," Morshed said on a GoFundMe page set up for the Siam family. "For those of you who have been following Siam's story, we thank you for your support, and generosity... All the money raised is going to help pay for medical expenses, and to help support Siam's, Mom, Dad, 6 &14 year old brothers. Please continue to pray for this family."

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