Restaurant owner slaying ruled assassination

Metro Police are ruling the killing of Gitem Demissie, 41, owner of Ibex Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar, an assassination.

Security video has been released, also.

Witnesses said the murderer was of unknown race, had light skin, a thin build, and was roughly 5’7″ tall.

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