Suspect Charged in Pizza Mart Slaying

Owner found dead inside store

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    NBCWashington.com
    Police had trouble figuring out how the doors got locked with the owner dead inside.

    WASHINGTON -- A 26-year-old Capitol Heights, Md., woman is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of a pizza shop owner.

    Shahabuddin Rana's body was found locked inside the northeast Washington Pizza Mart he owned with his brother on Aug. 18. He had suffered lacerations and blunt force trauma, police said.

    The fact that Rana was locked inside puzzled investigators.

    Police charged Shanika Robinson with first-degree murder while armed. A motive has not been disclosed.

    Last week, police said they were investigating the possibility that the death was the result of a robbery.