Updated at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday with information about reward and more details from police.
Authorities have identified the 56-year-old gas station clerk who was killed early Tuesday morning as Nayyer M. Rana, who died from apparent gunshot wounds.
Police are investigating robbery as a possible motive, according to Capt. Ron Oremus. However, it is not yet determined if and how much money was stolen.
Rana was killed early Tuesday morning at the Broadway Petro Mart gas station East Broadway and Pleasant Street. Rana’s friends and family are offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect in his death.
“Mr. Rana is survived by his wife and four children,” said Attorney Mike Maxwell. “The family asks for privacy as they deal with the grief of the loss of a beloved husband and father."
A memorial fund has been set up to help the Rana family with expenses at Landmark Credit Union.
It is unknown at this time if the homicide was related to a robbery, according to Oremus.
"Police and fire responded to the scene and found that the clerk was deceased," Oremus said in a news release. "He has wounds on his body, but we are unable to confirm at this point whether they are gunshot wounds."
Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call the department at 262-524-3831.
Preliminary Waukesha police reports indicate the man, who has not been identified, was shot multiple times and found at the gas station at about 4:20 a.m. Patch attempted to contact the gas station owner, who was unavailable to comment because he is still meeting with police.
As of 7:55 a.m. police were still searching for suspects in the homicide and there were minimal details on the incident.
A representative of the Waukesha County Medical Examiner's Office arrived on the scene at about 7:30 a.m.
After the incident, Waukesha police checked other area gas stations as a precaution but nothing suspicious was reported.
From the Waukesha Police Department:
This store was also robbed on May 14 at 12:58 am (Rana was not working at the time). The description of the suspect for that crime was a male black suspect who was 25 years of age, 6-feet tall, 140 pounds, where he displayed a black handgun. No suspect has yet been arrested for the May 14 robbery. There is no known connection between the two robberies. He was wearing a black ski mask, black jersey or hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans.
Jimmy’s Grotto restaurant at 314 E Main St . (two or three blocks away) was also robbed on May 10 at 11:48 pm. The suspect in that robbery was described as an unknown White or Hispanic male, approximately 20-25 years old, 5-feet 7-inches tall, 170 pounds, brown eyes, wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt, jeans, a black baseball hat with a red emblem, a white and black bandana covering his face, and black gloves with white skeletons on them. No suspect has yet been arrested for the May 10 robbery. There is no known connection with this robbery and the robberies at the Petro Mart.
This is the city's first homicide in 2012. There were no homicides in 2011, there was one homicide in 2010 and two in 2009.
Stay with Waukesha Patch for more details on the shooting.