New Owner of Mo's Grocery Say Business Will Come in Time

    Four months after a fatal shooting at Mo's Grocery on Iowa Park Road, the new owner says business is finally starting to pick up again.
    That wasn't the case at first.
    Mohammad Kabir, the new owner of Mo's, says, "When I first opened the store, like 10 or 20 people came all day."
    Surveillance video from that January day shows two men entering Mo's Grocery and one of them points what appears to be a gun at Muhammad Ahmad.
    Ahmad was shot once in the chest during what police say was an attempted robbery.
    He died later.
    Police say Clifton John Russell IV admitted to shooting Ahmad, and that Michael Shay Graves admitted standing at the door as a lookout during the robbery.
    Kabir became a US Citizen in 2005 and was a friend of Mo, and like Mo, is a native of Bangladesh.
    "We are from the same place so we have known each other for like almost six or seven years," he says.
    He, along with loyal customers, say the former owner is truly missed.
    Kathy Venegas, a long-time Mo's customer, says, "When we saw it, it nearly killed us.  It nearly killed our family.  We came out here and put a memorial deal over here."
    Kabir took over the store from Mo's wife at the end of February.
    He has yet to have a profitable month, but he continues to stay positive.
    "We are okay right now.  Still, people are scared, but it's getting better every month," Kabir says.
    He says his business is in a great neighborhood and all of his neighbors have been very supportive of him since he's taken over.
    He says he thinks next month will be his first profitable month at the store.

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