Authorities say an arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of a convenience store clerk in Fall River, Massachusetts, last month.
Nelson F. Coelho, 37, of Fall River, is being charged with murder, attempted armed and masked robbery and carrying an illegal firearm in the shooting death of 54-year-old Lal Kishor Mahaseth on Oct. 18, the Bristol District Attorney's Office said.
Coelho is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday in Fall River District Court.
Prosecutors said Coelho was already in custody after being arrested last week in connection to a separate armed robbery in Fall River. He faces charges of armed and masked robbery, breaking and entering and trespassing in connection to an Oct. 17 robbery at the 7 Days Food Mart, located just blocks away from where the Oct. 18 homicide occurred.
On the night of the Oct. 18 shooting, Fall River police said they received a call around 10:30 reporting that a male victim had been shot inside the Stop N Save convenience store at 201 Rock St. The 911 caller had entered the store to purchase food and found the owner of the store on the floor behind the counter with blood on his chest.
The victim, Mahaseth, was taken by ambulance to Charlton Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 11 p.m.