Two men charged in connection with the death of Ahmad “Poppy” Alsaid

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UPDATE: William Coleman of Niagara Falls and Johnathan McEnnis of Buffalo were arraigned and charged before a judge today in connection to the murder of convenience store owner Ahmad “Poppy” Alsaid 

Both are charged with two counts of second degree murder, three counts of first degree robbery and two counts of  second degree criminal possession of a weapon.

They will remain in the Niagara County Jail until their trial, which is scheduled for November.

Officials say they were on parole after having served a 10-year sentence for an armed robbery they committed together in 2007. 

ORIGINAL: The Niagara County District Attorney’s Office will hold a press conference Friday afternoon regarding the investigation into the murder of Ahmad Alsaid.

Alsaid, known as “Poppy,” was shot and killed during an armed robbery at the Bridgeway Market convenience store he owned in November last year.

In November News 4 spoke with Alsaid’s daughter-in-law, Jamie Dolliver who said, “He wasn’t just my father-in-law, he was everybody in the community’s father. That’s why they called him Poppy. They used to come here for advice, for help. He would give people food for free.”  

Police are still looking for suspects in this case. 

The DA will join the Niagara Falls Police Department and the Niagara Intelligence and Crime Analysis Center at the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport tomorrow. 

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