FALL RIVER (CBS) — A homicide investigation is underway in Fall River, where authorities say a convenience store owner died after being shot Monday night.
Police were called to the Stop N Save convenience store on Rock Street just after 10:30 p.m. for a report of a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
“The 911 caller had entered the store at around 10:30 pm to purchase food and found the owner/clerk of the store on the floor behind the counter with blood on his chest,” the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
The victim, identified as 54-year-old Lal Kishor Mahaseth of Fall River, was pronounced dead a short time later at a local hospital.
The suspect is described as a man 20-30 years old with a light skin complexion. He is approximately 5’9″ tall and has a tattoo on his right hand. He was wearing gray Nike sneakers and dark colored clothing.
The investigation is described as “extremely active.” Anyone who was in the area of the store between 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. is asked to contact police at 508-676-8511.