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Eldorado shooting being investigated as possible homicide

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Eldorado shooting being investigated as possible homicide
Posted at 6:30 PM, Aug 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 15:13:00-04

ELDORADO, GA (WALB) - A recent shooting at an Eldorado convenience store is now being investigated as a potential homicide connected to a possible armed robbery, according to officials. 

Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials confirmed to WALB the current status of the July 30 incident. 

Akhtar Perveez, 55, was found dead inside the Eldorado Food Mart after what appeared to be a robbery. 

No arrests have been made in the case. 

The GBI was asked to assist in the case by the Tift County Sheriff's Office. 

Anyone with any information on this case is urged to call the GBI at (229) 777-2080 or the Tift County Sheriff's Office at (229) 388-6021. 

This is an ongoing story and we will update as more information comes in. 

Copyright 2018 WALB. All rights reserved. 


ELDORADO, GA (WALB) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has confirmed one person was found dead after a shooting in Tift County Monday afternoon.

The GBI has identified the victim as Akhtar Perveez, 55.

According to the GBI, Perveez was found dead inside the store after what appears to be a robbery at the Eldorado Food Mart at US 41 South and Omega-Eldorado Road.

WALB spoke with one woman on the scene who said her father works at the store with the owner.

She did not want to be identified but said the store owner was one of the kindest souls you'll ever meet.

"He was genuinely loved and respected by every single person who knew him, who was an acquaintance with him, who frequented the store on a daily basis, or who just knew him in passing," the woman explained. "He exuded a genuine light."

A Tift County Sheriff's Office deputy told WALB there was a shooting at the convenience store.

The Tift County Sheriff's Office requested the help of the GBI just before 3:30 p.m.

The GBI said multiple calls were made to Tift County 911, reporting suspicious activity in and around the store earlier in the day. 

Tift County Sheriff Gene Scarbrough said the sheriff's office has turned the case over to the GBI. 

Anyone with any information on this case is urged to call the GBI at (229) 777-2080 or the Tift County Sheriff's Office at (229) 388-6021.

Copyright 2018 WALB. All rights reserved.