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Prayer vigil held for murdered Richmond store clerk


There were prayers and tears today as family and friends gathered to remember a murdered store clerk.

The family of 59-year-old Mohammad Taib issued a desperate plea for anyone with information surrounding Taib's murder to come forward now. 

"Crime has made us fear going out into the world," said Mohammad Taib's daughter, Zain Taib. "Someone came and took his life and he fought and provided for us until the day he died."

The 59-year-old store owner was shot and killed inside the Food Mart on Erich Road in South Richmond last Saturday.

So far there have been no arrests in the case.

"Keep it fresh in your mind, tell yourself this could have been me...this could have been me," said incoming Councilwoman in District 9, Michelle Mosby.

Police are hoping the four people seen in the surveillance video, taken around the time of the murder, can help them find the person who killed the father, husband and respected businessman.

"We are going to have to be our brother's keeper," said Mosby. "We are going to have to go back to loving one another."

That love is now on full display as family members issue a tearful plea to the community.

"It is really comforting to know that I wasn't the only one who loved my father," said Taib. "The community loved him very much. He didn't deserve to die that way. So if you know anything please come forward and help us."

If you recognize anyone in the video above or have any information on this case, call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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