store owner shot gurpreet singh

A screenshot from video surveillance footage of the fatal shooting in Downey, Calif. (photo via Downey Police Department)

An Indian American U.S. Navy reservist and store owner, Gurpreet Singh, was fatally shot May 7 at the ASL Liquor Store and Market in Downey, Calif., according to a CBSLA report.

Singh, 44, a resident of Cerritos, was found shot dead about 10:15 p.m. According to the news report, authorities May 9 released video and images of a man suspected in the robbery.

Singh was the owner of the liquor store.

Well-wishers left candles in front of the store; regular customers say Singh, the father of two young boys, was at the store every day, according to the report.

Downey police investigators are searching for clues in the fatal robbery, and hope the released images of the suspect along with video footage from the store’s surveillance camera will enable someone to recognize the suspect and comes forward with that information.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call Downey police Detective Richard Garcia at (562) 904-2330 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

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