The suspect who police were previously calling a person of interest in the death of a pizza delivery man in Lynn, Massachusetts, was charged with murder on Wednesday.
According to the Essex District Attorney's Office, Brian Brito, 21, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was charged with one count of first degree murder.
On Monday evening, police believe Brito shot and killed 24-year-old Sina Zangiband, from Salem, Mass., who was a delivery driver for Atha's Famous Roast Beef.
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It is believed Zangiband was a victim of road rage.
After Brito allegedly killed Zangiband, police say he robbed a convenience store on Chickering Road where he ordered the store clerk at gunpoint to lock the doors and took her to a back room, where she was sexually assaulted.
On Wednesday, family and friends of Zangiband turned out at a makeshift memorial at the spot where he was killed. Zangiband's father, Ali Zangiband, clutched a utility pole with his son's picture and wept.
"This first time he met my son, just in car, killed him. Five times he shot him," he said referring to the alleged killer. "I want him to die. He’s killed my son."
Zangiband's mother, Shahin Rezaeimogahdam, who couldn't even visit the murder scene, says Brito robbed her son of his future.
"My son, he was my handsome son," she said sobbing. "How can I live without him? He was my baby."
Brito will appear in Lynn District Court on Thursday.
He was previously charged with aggravated rape, armed robbery while masked, and kidnapping and will appear in Lawrence District Court on those charges on April 3.
He is currently being held without bail at the Middleton House of Corrections after he was arraigned on a firearms charge in Peabody District Court on Tuesday.