Sam's Market Murder 

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On the evening of Wednesday, August 24 at 12;40 a.m., Habeed Hafeed was murdered outside of Sam's Market in Richmond's East end. Yesterday evening, friends and family gathered outside the store to honor the 30 year-old convienance store owner and father of two young boys. Police are saying they don't believe robbery was a motive. People in the crowd seemed dumbfounded that anyone would want to hurt the man the affectionately knew as Sam. Mufeed Hafeed, the victim's brother from Arkansas, said owning the store was his brother's dream and that he often worked 14-16 hours a day. He was also saying money to go back to Yemen to see his mother. On July 30, Michael A. Minor was murdered outside the Black Tie Social Club just down the street from Sam's Market.
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Mufeed Hafeed, the victim's brother holds a FaceTime message of his mother in Yemen and his brother Habeeb. He says it was the last time they spoke.
A young girl photographs a poster of Hafeed that was put up for the vigil.
Mufeed Hafeed, the victim's brother, greets Noah Maqsher, one of Habeeb's closest friends.
Hafeed had owned the store less than one year.
The young store owner was known widely for his kindness and willingness to support community causes.
Rev. Sylvester Barksdale comforts Noah Maqsher, one of Habeeb's closest friends, who works across the street at Community Food Mart.
The store remains closed as police look for the killer and try to determine a motive.
Rev. Barksdale spoke to the crowd of about 30 people.
Rev. Barksdale comforts Anwar Hafeed, the victim's cousin.
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Mufeed Hafeed said his brother was saving money for a trip to Yemen, to see his ailing mother.
The East End community near Sam's Market has seen a rash of violence in 2016.
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Mufeed Hafeed, the victim's brother holds a FaceTime message of his mother in Yemen and his brother Habeeb. He says it was the last time they spoke.

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