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Can you help? Milwaukee police seek suspect in BP gas station homicide

MILWAUKEE -- Authorities need your help catching the suspect involved in the murder of a BP gas station employee on the city's north side. Surveillance video leading up to the fatal struggle has been released.

There is one person you will see in the video that police are specifically looking for. FOX6 News spoke with a friend of the victim who hopes the public can help catch the person responsible for ending his friend's life.memorial

A memorial now sits outside the BP gas station near 26th and Lisbon.

Thursday morning, BP employee, Harjinder Singh, suffered fatal injuries after police say he chased after a man suspected of shoplifting. During a struggle a baseball bat ended his life. He was 34.

We spoke with a friend of the victim who tells us Singh was well known in the community he worked in.

"Everyone who comes there is very well known to him. He's a very nice guy. He was very friendly, he told me he was working over there like five or six years," said Jasibir Singh, friend of the victim.

Harjinder Singh

Harjinder Singh

The victim had plans to go back to India and get married.

"He lives here in Milwaukee, his whole family lives back home in India," said Jasibir.

Surveillance video shows the moments three people walk inside the gas station. The victim is seen motioning them away.

Investigators are now looking for a suspect wearing a green scarf and a black coat. He is described as a black man in his 30s, around 6’2″ tall, with a light complexion.

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Police are also interested in speaking with the two other people in the video.

For now, those who knew him best grieve for the loss of their friend.

"He was a very nice guy, he was very sincere, he was very sensitive," said Jasibir.

FOX6 News is told close relatives are figuring out the victim's funeral arrangements.

Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360.

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