LEWISVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A store owner at Liquor City in Lewisville was shot and killed during a robbery Monday evening.

According to police, Suresh “Sam” Shah was closing up the store at around 10 p.m. when a gunman approached him. He was robbed and then shot as the suspect took off.

Police say Shah was lying on the ground helpless until someone found him.

Shah was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Suresh “Sam” Shah (Shah family)

Bina Shah, the victim’s widow, is already back behind counter where her husband stood moments before his death on Monday. 

She’s running the liquor store they own with her heart still full of grief and fear. 

“Of course I don’t feel good with everything and memories coming back,” she said.

The victim’s widow says she has to work to keep the store open where a stream of loyal customers left in tears after hearing about what happened. 

Some customers left the store in tears on Wednesday after hearing about what happened from the cashier.

They were told Shah would no longer greeting them at the store he owned for the past three years.

One customer told CBS 11 that Shaw was always quick with a friendly fist bump or a handshake.

“Suresh had this feeling of wanting you there like any proper business should have. The worst part is you’re going to open these doors, and you’re not going to see him anymore,” William Manchester said.

Another customer, Charles Billy said, “He was always real nice and had a smile on his face a courteous person caring person I know people that had words to say to him and he never said a word back to them.”

Shah leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

Police are still searching for the gunman.