Fall River convenience store clerk dies after getting shot behind counter

Please click the article for picture of the suspect.

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) –

A homicide investigation has launched after a Fall River convenience store clerk was found shot behind the counter Monday night.

This is the city’s third homicide of the year.

Fall River police say they were called at 10:33 p.m. to Stop N Save at 201 Rock St. for reports of a man shot inside the store on the ground.

ABC6 news reporter Olivia DaRocha spoke with the man who called 9-1-1. Dylan Orlowski says he visits this store at least once a day and knew something was wrong once he stepped through the doors.

“We opened the door and saw a chair thrown on the floor. It was empty. I said hello a few times and there was no answer,” Orlowski recalls.

The customer says he then looked behind the counter and found the owner, 54-year-old Lal Kishor Mahaseth, on the ground bleeding from the chest.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he died less than an hour later.

Tuesday afternoon, police released a picture of a suspect describing him as 20-30 years old, 5′-7” to 5′-9” tall, with a taattoo on the right inner portion of the hand near the thumb.

Police are asking anyone who was in the area between 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. to contact the Major Crimes Division of Fall River Police Department at 508-676-8511.

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