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The owner of a 16th Street Heights corner store has died after being beaten in a July 4 robbery at the store, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
James Oh, the owner of the Gold Corner Grocery & Deli at 5501 Colorado Ave. NW, and his wife Soonai Oh were both assaulted during the Friday robbery. James Oh, a 76-year-old resident of Rockville, was transported to the hospital, where he died this morning, according to a neighbor who spoke to Soonai Oh and asked to remain anonymous.
According to the MPD, the incident took place at 5:19 p.m. on Friday. MPD is on the lookout for two people of interest. Both are black males between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall and of slim build. Both were wearing black masks at the time of the robbery, and one was carrying a small handgun. They left in a black Jeep Cherokee with the D.C. license-plate number DP 6033.
Calls to the store were not answered, and Oh’s family could not be reached.
The people of interest can be seen in this video provided by MPD:
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