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Man in Custody in Connection to Homicide of Gas Station Clerk

Waukesha police find handgun in Waukesha home and are testing it at the State Crime Lab in the connection to the shooting of 56-year-old Nayyer Rana.

A man was arrested Wednesday who police believe “may have been in involved in the homicide” of 56-year-old Nayyer Rana, a gas station clerk and father of four whose  according to a news release from the Waukesha Police Department.

Rana was fatally shot early Tuesday morning at the gas station East Broadway and Pleasant Street. Police had no suspects as of Tuesday.

The man was detained by Brookfield and Elm Grove police officers, according to the release from Police Chief Russell Jack.

“Alert work by these officers has resulted in the development of significant leads in the case,” Jack said in the release.

Police are not releasing the suspect’s identity pending a potential charging decision, according to the release.

A handgun that was located by Waukesha police officers inside a Waukesha home is being examined by the Wisconsin Crime Lab, the release states.

Rana's family released this statement about the police department's annoucement, according to Patch's media partners at Fox 6.

"The family is relieved that a suspect is now in custody. The family has complete confidence in the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office and believes that the individual who committed this senseless crime will receive the justice he deserves, through this process.”

Johnny Paycheck June 01, 2012 at 05:33 AM
I bought lottery tickets from him once and he seemed to be such a harmless nice gentleman. The guy was working an undesirable shift in a low paying job just trying to make ends meet and then something like this happens to him. Horrible... Almost every stupid crime in Waukesha involves drugs now, so I'm guessing we will soon hear the story of some junkie that did this. Until they stop letting scumbags like this http://waukesha.patch.com/articles/mom-sentenced-to-probation-on-drug-charge off with probation these types of things will sadly keep happening. The only time they throw any real time at the dealers here is when somebody dies.
colleen June 01, 2012 at 07:46 AM
let's not forget that it's rather simple to secure this deadly combination of drugs and guns!
Annie Nominous June 01, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Colleen - your politically-charged comment on the gun issue does not mention the fact that if the victim had been armed, perhaps he could have defended himself. Guns in the hands of bad people will never cease and that is why the good, law-abiding, hard-working citizens have a right to defend themselves. Banning guns will only take the weapons away from the law-abiding citizens and increase crime rates - the crime statistics prove this in cities where guns have been banned.
Marty J June 01, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Let's hear your master plan Colleen
0222lovinlife June 02, 2012 at 01:35 AM
I'm not so sure this page is meant for cutting on peoples opinions. Do u know who is the real dumba** here is?? The dousche bag who shot and killed this man. However, making guns illegal won't stop people from pulling a trigger.
Rob June 04, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Any updates on this?

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