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Slain Computer Store Owner ID’d

Sheriff’s deputies on Saturday identified the gunman wanted in a botched robbery that left a computer store owner dead.

Deputies were looking for Timothy Johnson in the death of 58-year-old Reed Lewis Keith.

Johnson is described as a 6-foot, 2-inch African-American, weighing about 170 pounds. He has a dark complexion and a closely shaved head.

Deputies thought they had him surrounded at a home late Friday, but it turns out he eluded capture by the time members of a Special Weapons And Tactics team searched the place early Saturday.

He’s wanted in connection with a botched robbery that ended in a shooting at 4 p.m. Friday at e-Chaps Computer and More at 2007 W. Avenue K.

He is believed to have stormed the store wearing a ski mask and hood and carrying a backpack and rolling suitcase. He allegedly shot Keith and made off with some goods in a 1980s model four-door car with a getaway driver, sheriff’s officials said.

About 8 p.m. Friday, deputies surrounded a home in the 43000 block of Grange Street, but Johnson was gone early Saturday.

Keith was described as a computer genius, adept at fixing and debugging computers, often at no charge.

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