MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) -- Family and friends have a murdered convenience store owner have bonded together to raise $10,000, hoping more reward money leads to more clues in his murder.
"We feel alone. Heartbroken. Very hard time," said Juweria Egal.
Egal's husband, Yusef Ali, 53, was found on August 25th inside the Fuel Express gas station he ran at 2389 Summer Avenue. Ali had been shot to death.
"I am feeling sad and gloomy," said Ahmed Ali, Ali's son. "If you know who done it, then a mystery will be solved and we don't have to think about who done it all day long."
Ali and Egal, who have been married for 19 years, moved to Memphis from Somalia in 1995.
"He is very hard worker, he is a nice man, he is very kind. He is gentle," said Egal.
Egal says her husband never felt in danger at work. His murder, a surprise to everyone.
"People say that area is not very danger, and my husband is friend for everybody, he never think something happen to him," Egal said.
The family's grief is compounded by the fact they're left with nothing. Several weeks after Ali's murder, his business partner was arrested and charged with arson. Police say he set the gas station on fire.
As for Ali's murder, police say they have no suspects, and no motive.
Ali's family and friends have raised $10,000 in award money. CrimeStoppers is offering an additional $1,000 bringing the total reward to $11,000. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH.
"I am feeling horrible, I feel so sad," said Bushra Ali, Ali's daughter. "We really want to catch the killer and get justice."
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