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No Suspects in Slaying of Gas Station Clerk

Police say 56-year-old gas station clerk, a father of four, died from injuries that occurred at the Petro Mart gas station on the corner of East Broadway and Pleasant Street.

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 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.

kcabeznorb June 06, 2012 at 01:23 AM
carefull Herb.....Patch doesnt like racist posts. My FACTS post was deleted from the most current story. and then they removed the comment feature.
Herb June 06, 2012 at 02:16 AM
kcabeznorb- funny you should say that. Sarah Millard stated on the newest post about the crime that "we've been warned" about stating obvious facts. That's what is wrong with the world today. Shame on you, Sarah...
kcabeznorb June 08, 2012 at 01:20 PM
This was Sarah post from May 29: "Hey guys, Let's try to keep the hate/anti-Milwaukee speech down. None of you know what race the suspect is, none of you know where the suspect is from and you don't know the circumstances of Tuesday's tragic homicide. If you have inside information, then you should be contacting the police." NOW..we know the truth. The suspect is Black. He was from Milwaukee. He lives on Jackson Ct. He is on probation for burglary, he had a loaded gun (which I am 99% positive he didnt have a CC permit.). By stating FACTS does not make you a racist. It shows that some long time citizens of this city SEE what is happen and by WHO.
kcabeznorb June 08, 2012 at 05:31 PM
wow....just saw it
Waukesha Man June 21, 2012 at 09:08 PM
They caught the murderer... big surprise. Who else kills another man in cold blood for Newports and Hostess snacks. If you want to be a good citizen, get your concealed carry permit. There's an epidemic going on: riots at Summerfest, State Fair, St. Patricks, and Juneteenth. It's time someone does something about this problem before they turn Wisconsin into Somalia.

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