City police have released composite drawings of two suspects who are being sought in the shooting death of the owner of Treate's, a restaurant at Calvert and Fayette streets.
The victim, Myung Gin Shin, 32, was fatally wounded when two menheld up the restaurant about 4:30 p.m. last Wednesday.
When Shin struggled with one robber, the other man produced a small-caliber handgun and shot Shin in the face. The robbers fled with money stolen from the cash register, police said.
Shin, a husband and father of a 3-year-old daughter, died a few hours later at the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore.
"It was a senseless, brutal act," said Homicide Detective Richard Garvey.
Two employees were locked in a walk-in freezer following the shooting at the restaurant at 10 N. Calvert St.
After the robbers left, one employee freed himself and got help, police said.