Raleigh police hope video will bring leads in store shooting
Posted December 23, 2011
Updated July 8, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Police hope the release of surveillance video might help them identify two men wanted in connection with a fatal shooting three weeks ago at a Raleigh tobacco store.
Majid Mohram, 39, died Dec. 2 after being shot in the chest during an apparent robbery at M3 Tobacco, 3132-101 Calvary Drive.
A police spokesman said Friday that investigators have received numerous tips since releasing surveillance photos but that none, so far, have led to a positive ID of the men.
In the video, a man with a white handkerchief over his mouth and nose walks in the store wearing dark pants and a dark-colored hooded coat. He has a gun in his hand and walks to the counter, where he appears to point it at someone.
At the same time, a second man also wearing dark clothing enters the store.
Investigators say that they believe the men are in their teens to early 20s. One stands about 5 feet 7 inches tall. Another is about 6 feet tall.
Police want to talk to anyone who might be able to identify the pair, as well as anyone who might have been in the store or the area around 8:30 p.m. that night.
They are asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that helps solve cases.
Mohram's family members said Friday that his death has been especially tough for his wife and two young children.
"He was a really good man. He was working a lot, trying to get a good life and make a nice (life) for his wife and kids," Mohram's cousin, Sultan Muharram, said. "Truly, they cry all the time. They can't believe it. They really feel bad."