Edgewater Deli Indictments Announced

Cleveland, OH - Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason announced that Christopher Hawkins, Milton Ford, and Dale Reed were indicted for robbing and murdering a clerk at the Edgewater Deli. The males also shot and injured another clerk during the robbery.

On September 12, 2006, Hawkins, Ford, and Reed, all from Cleveland, robbed at gunpoint the Edgewater Deli located at 8701 Lake Road. During the robbery, they shot and killed

Salim Alsoliman, then shot and injured Waleed Khalid. The defendants were bound over from juvenile court.

Hawkins, Ford, and Reed were each indicted on two (2) counts of aggravated murder, unclassified felonies; four (4) counts of aggravated robbery, first degree felonies; and two (2)

counts of felonious assault, second degree felonies.

All counts include one and three year gun specifications. Each defendant faces a maximum sentence of life without parole.

Arraignment is scheduled for March 7, 2007. Case number: 492933