DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – The man accused of shooting and killing a convenience store clerk in Durham over the weekend made his first court appearance Monday morning.
Dmarlo Johnson, 26, is charged with murder after police say he killed 48-year-old Amer Mahmoud at the Joy Mart on N. Roxboro Street Saturday morning.
Police responded to a robbery call and when they arrived, they heard shots from within then store.
Officers said when Johnson came out of the store he was waving a gun at them. Johnson was shot by police during the incident
Johnson was recently released from the hospital and was brought into the courtroom in a wheel chair.
Johnson didn’t say anything in court, but he did request to be assigned a public defender.
Johnson faces a maximum sentence of life without parole and is expected to appear in court again on July 27.