By Staff

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.

Suspect wanted in murder of Fall River convenience store clerk (Image credit Fall River PD)

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.

Police tape around the Stop N Save convenience store on Rock Street in Fall River Tuesday. (Image credit: WPRI-TV)

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. Staff