Maple Heights shooting victim's family speaks out

MAPLE HEIGHTS -- A father of two young boys has been gunned down, and now Maple Heights police are interviewing a possible witness as they search for the killer.

The shooting happened just before 11 p.m. Monday at the Prime gas station on Granger Road.

Kumer Saha's family invited Channel 3 into their home for about an hour Tuesday.

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They say Saha, 41, worked at the gas station for two years.

They say he was a loving husband and father to his young boys, ages 1 and 4.

Surveillance video shows the gunman walking outside the gas station near the pumps.

He walks down the aisle with the gun pointed at Saha.

He starts firing, reaches over the counter, crawls along the ground and starts grabbing whatever he can.

He then runs out of the store and into the parking lot.

The store manager can't believe this happened.

"He just come in and shot him. Take money, why you got to kill this guy? He got two babies. He got a wife. How much did he take -- $50 $60?" questioned manager Tuhlin.

Saha's family says he was working at the gas station to learn how to run a business.

They say he had a master's degree in accounting and was hoping to open his own gas station one day.

This is the second murder at this station since 2008 when Muhammad Khan -- also from Bangladesh -- was shot and killed.

Customers say this needs to end.

They say Saha was kind and will be missed but never forgotten.

"He was always at work, every day. He was just a great guy. He went out of his way to help people, and it shouldn't have happened to him," said customer Tadashi Allen.


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