Vigil held for convenience store clerk killed during robbery in Montgomery County

Hundreds of people gathered to remember a popular business owner who was fatally shot during a robbery
April 24, 2014 7:41:18 PM PDT
Hundreds of people gathered to remember a popular business owner who was fatally shot during a robbery.

Shamsuddin Sadruddin was known to everyone in Cleveland as Sam. On Wednesday, he was remembered for his compassion and kindness.

About 300 mourners held a vigil at Sadruddin's gas station, where he was killed Monday night. People said he would give the shirt off his back, and how he helped people who ran out of gas and didn't care if he was repaid.

One woman said Sadruddin hugged her and cried with her after her grandfather died.

His son Sonny Sadruddin spoke of Sadruddin's friendship with the community.

"Tomorrow I will do what my father always wanted me to do, I will take care of my family. Tomorrow I will live in my father's name. Looking around I see all of you. I know, I don't know all of you but I know he know all of you, he knew all of you by name and had nicknames for all of you," he said.

The two men killed Sam Sadruddin are still on the loose.

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