New details on man arrested for smoke shop killing in Chandler

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Suspect in smoke shop murder bragged to friends

CHANDLER - There are new details about the murder of a smoke shop owner in Chandler.

On Saturday officials arrested Cesar Buis for allegedly committing the murder back in February. Now new reports released show Buis bragged to friends about robbing the store and shooting the owner.

Witnesses say Buis commented about needing money before leaving and returning with a backpack filled with cigars and pipes and a gun.

Chandler police spokesperson tells 3TV, "Eventually something must have happened that made the witnesses came forward. Again, time being on our side we followed up, we make an arrest.

Police say Buis admitted to committing the crime during a confrontational phone call. He was booked into the 4th Avenue Jail for first-degree murder and armed robbery.