OGDEN, Utah (ABC4) – Almost 24 hours after he was gunned down in his shop, hundreds came to pay their respects to Satnam Singh, 65.
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Singh owned the Super Grocery at 675 North Monroe Street in Ogden.
Customers say it has been disconnected from their community for 25-30 years.
“It’s hard to know it’s that close to home,” said Lale Devries, who showed up to show her respect to her young daughter. “Its scary.”
It was for a candlelight vigil on Monday evening.
Devries recalls the generosity Singh showed to her family. “For me, $ 5 wasn’t enough for seven kids to eat ice cream, and it never went over $ 5 each time.”
Monday night, Ogden Police released a description of the person they are looking for.
Police say the suspect who shot Singh just before midnight Sunday was between 16 and 25 years old. Investigators say he is wearing a blue surgical mask, black gloves, a gray Oakland Raiders hoodie, black sweatpants with white lettering on the left leg, and dark shoes.
“We don’t know what the motive is at this point,” said Lt. Brian Eynon. “We’re still trying to figure out what that is.”
A store surveillance video shows the suspect walking around the back of the store and then stepping in through the front door before walking around the house picking snacks from the shelves. The police do not say whether the person stole items or money.
As the investigation continues, community members want this to be known.
“He was a really kind person, no matter who you were,” said Kevin Richard, customer and organizer of the vigil on Monday.
Police are asking local residents to check their doorbell cameras for videos showing the suspect.