Police search for suspect in fatal shooting of gas station manager

by: Amy Napier Viteri Updated:

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ATLANTA —

The family of a popular gas station manager shot and killed in Clayton County is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Zeeshan Javaid told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri that his brother, Shazhad Javaid Khan, was found shot to death in his car outside a Texaco station on Bouldercrest Road.

"The community lost a great human being, a great person, a loving person, a brother, a son," Javaid said.

The family said Khan, 37, had no enemies that they knew of and was a loving friend to many.

"He was a very smart, very charismatic person. He took care of his parents. My father is disabled; he's a stroke patient," Javaid said. "It's hard to explain what a family goes through at a time like this."

Javaid said his brother's wallet was missing from his car when Clayton County police arrived at the scene.

Khan worked as a manager at the BP gas station on Boulevard and Ralph McGill Boulevard in northeast Atlanta.

His death saddened coworkers and people in the neighborhood, including Atlanta police.

"For years there was a lot of crime problems, and he helped really clean it up, always calling police, being very vigilant," said Atlanta police Sgt. Kevin Patton.

Around a dozen officers attended a viewing for Khan. They described him as a partner in keeping the community safe and as a friend.

"He'd give you the shirt off his back, literally. He will be missed," added Patton.

Khan's brother told Viteri they hope the reward money generates tips to find the person who killed their loved one.

"He could hurt somebody else. He could hurt another family, and that's what concerns us at this point," Javaid said.

Clayton County police said they are investigating Khan's death as a homicide. They have not determined a motive.