Police seek help in NE Atlanta shooting

Atlanta police are asking business owners and homeowners in northeast Atlanta to examine their surveillance video from last Thursday night in hopes of locating a suspect in the shooting death of a popular grocery store owner.

The grocer, identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office as 46-year-old Mushtaq Moloo of Decatur, was shot and killed around 10 p.m at his store, the ATL Food Mart on Barnett Street, along the southern fringes of the Virginia Highland neighborhood.

APD detective Kevin Otts says a witness saw a man leaving the Food Mart around the time of the murder. The suspect was described as an African American male in his 30s, of heavy build, with a dark complexion and stubble on his face. He was believed to have been wearing a blue bandanna and an unbuttoned work shirt, similar to what a janitor or mechanic might wear, over a black t-shirt, along with dark pants.

Police are asking anyone in the area with surveillance cameras to check any video from that night between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. in case the suspect entered, or was near, another business.

Police have not released a motive for the slaying, but neighbors suspect Moloo, known to everyone as "Mike," was killed during a robbery attempt. Police said he struggled with his killer, and a bloody baseball bat was found nearby.

Channel 2 Action News contributed to this article.