"We were looking for him, he knew we were looking for him," said Gregory Lewis, the Executive Director of the local Crime Stoppers.
He said an essential tip came to his attention on Monday.
"I received a telephone call from a tipster that said he was en route from
Lewis then alerted authorities in
"He was charged with murder, felony murder and robbery which resulted in death," said Richards.
According to court documents, Coleman admits to entering Niño’s store, tying him up with duct tape and shooting Niño with his own gun.
"This is a really good example of how the system works when the public gets involved," said Richards.
Friends and family of Niño have expressed their feelings at a memorial in front of his store. Many say Niño was a kind man with a good heart. A regular customer of Niño’s was Donald Clark. He works as a janitor at the Treasure House next door. It’s the building suspect Coleman says would have been his next target if he wasn’t successful at robbing the tobacco store.
“I was relieved, my prayers have been answered,” said
He has his own way of returning the kindness Niño always showed him.
“As a tribute to him I will also keep his side of the parking lot clean. We miss him and we love him. It’s a sad thing.”