Lancaster authorities have reported that the body of Harnish Patel, the owner of a local supermarket, has been discovered in his backyard. According to the police report, the Speedee Mart owner was shot by an unknown individual after getting out of this vehicle. The evidence indicates that Patel was returning from his downtown store when he was approached by his murderer. Although Patel is of Indian descent, the Lancaster law enforcement authority has ruled out a racial motive.
Unfortunately, Mister Harnish Patel, the Speedee Mart owner has been discovered dead in his own backyard. The coroner’s report states that the man received a fatal gunshot wound to the head from a close distance. Patel’s lifeless body was discovered on Thursday evening by a passerby who alerted the authorities.
Meanwhile, the Lancaster authorities are having a hard time trying to expect the reason someone would want to murder Patel in cold blood. According to the police documents, mister Patel was held in high regards by the other members of the community and had no quarrel with his neighbors.
Patel was also the owner of a mini-market located at 1416 Pageland Highway. The man’s home, located at 262 Craig Manor Road, is just a couple of miles away from the Speedee Mart store.
The investigation revealed that the man must have closed shot at approximately 11:24 pm before heading home. Taking into account the fact that the man only lives a few miles away from the store, it would have taken him approximately 10 minutes to reach his house by car.
Harnish Patel lived across the street from White Oak Manor, an institution dedicated to long care treatment. Police consider this fact significant, as the area around the institution is frequently swept by security cameras.
However, on the night of Patel’s death, the security cameras did not pick up anything that might lead the investigators to a suspect. Taking into account that the body was discovered in the backyard, the authorities were able to reconstruct the events that led to the man’s death.
At approximately 11:24 pm, Patel closes his store, enters his car, and drives home. It takes him only 10 minutes to reach his Lancaster house. After parking his vehicle, Patel got out of his car and walked to the front door.
On the way, he was stopped by an individual who shot him a couple of times before discarding his body in the backyard.
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