Search warrants reveal new details in Danville's latest homicide

Tahir Mahmud, 54, shot and killed inside his convenience store September 12

DANVILLE, Va. – Search warrants reveal new information about Danville's latest homicide.

One search warrant reveals that investigators collected two shell casings, car keys, a wallet and its contents, four latent fingerprints and a cash register drawer from inside the Joy Food Store.

Store owner Tahir Mahmud, 54, was found shot to death behind the counter September 12.

A second warrant says investigators believe the homicide is the result of a robbery.

It also says investigators called in a locksmith to open a safe under the cash register to determine how much money was stolen from the store.

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