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Grief Struck 

Scott Elmquist
Teddy Parham was a frequent patron of Express Way Convenience on Mechanicsville Turnpike and a friend of store owner Farooq M. Bhimdi.
Scott Elmquist
An emotional crowd of nearly 100 people stood in the cold to honor the murder victim.
Scott Elmquist
Starr King was an employee of Bhimdi's. “I was his right-hand man." she says.
Scott Elmquist
Bhimdi's killing sent shock waves through the community with many still in disbelief that a man loved by so many was gone.
Scott Elmquist
Bhimdi was a fixture in the community having owned the business for more than 20 years.
Scott Elmquist
Bhimdi's children, Hudaidah, Safa and Tasheen light candles with Citizens Against Crime's Alicia Rasin in front of the store in the 3500 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike.
Scott Elmquist
The vigil became emotional as Alicia Rasin spoke fondly about her longtime friend and store owner.
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Rasin, who has participated in hundreds of murder vigils in past 20 years broke down near the end of the Friday evening gathering.
Scott Elmquist
Bhimdi was gunned down inside the store on Jan. 28. Police have charged 19 year-old Henrico resident Jamon Burroughs with murder.
Scott Elmquist
In addition to the vigil Friday evening, residents gathered Monday night to honor Bhimdi at a memorial service at St. Paul's Baptist Church on Creighton Road.
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Scott Elmquist
Bhimdi was a fixture in the community having owned the business for more than 20 years.
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