Around 11:30 p.m., officers were called to the Express Mart along the 1500 block of Clinton Road after reports of a shooting.
Upon arrival, they found the deceased cashier inside the store.
Family says 29 year old Rayd Alquadi was gunned down in front of the Express Mart on Clinton Road where he worked. Ahead at 4/5, I’ll tell you what else we’re learning about him and this investigation #abc11 pic.twitter.com/49NngRVHxU— Morgan Norwood (@MorganABC11) May 23, 2019
The family told ABC11 on Thursday that the victim was Rayd Ali Al Qadhi. Police later confirmed his identity and said Al Qadhi was 33.
On Thursday, what started as a small memorial with few flowers grew steadily at the shop. Friends and family also stopped by to pay their respects.
Alquadhi's family members said he was a new dad. He had a toddler but Al Qadhi learned just last week that he and his wife have another baby on the way.
Police said Al Qadhi was shot at least once. He was found by someone passing by who then called 911.
Detectives said the motive appears to be robbery. Police said they are seeking two suspects.
Those with information should call Detective Crews at (910) 751-1046 or CrimeStoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).
Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers is offering a cash reward for information submitted to Crimestoppers that leads to an arrest.