7-Eleven Offers $10k Reward in Milpitas Shooting Death

Milpitas Police are hoping someone will recognize the three armed suspects seen in store surveillance images.


Police in Milpitas have released still images of three suspects taken from a 7-Eleven store video surveillance system where a clerk was shot and killed early Saturday during a robbery.

The video showed three males, armed with handguns, entering the store wearing hooded sweatshirts and confronting the clerk, later identified as Mohammad Reza Sadeghzadeh, 67, of Milpitas.

Police were called to the store at 1496 N. Milpitas Blvd. at about 2:13 a.m. Saturday on a report of a person injured inside. Officers found Sadeghzadeh on the floor; he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives determined that the shooting occurred during the commission of a robbery. The killing is the first homicide in Milpitas in 2012.

It's hoped that by releasing the images to the public, someone might recognize one or more of the suspects and notify police.

Lt. Daryl Sequeira, with the Milpitas Police Department, said Monday that every detective on the force is working on the case in some capacity. Nonetheless, police are still seeking help from members of the public who may know something about what happened.

Sequeira said police particularly want to hear from people who visited the store in the hour or so before and immediately after the shooting. 

"We're looking for anybody who may have seen anything that night," Sequeira said. "Even if they think it wasn't important at the time, it might be now," he added.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday officials from 7-Eleven corporate offices in Dallas announced a $10,000 reward is being offered to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the homicide.

Anyone who may have witnessed unusual activity at the scene or have information about the case can call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Tips can be given anonymously by calling the Crime Tip Hotline (408) 586-2500 or sent via the Milpitas Police Department website at http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/police/crime_tip.asp.


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Mamta September 12, 2012 at 04:58 PM
My heart goes out to the victim's family.Sometimes..Life is just not fair for sincere hardworking people like Mr Mohammed.
Homes & Estates Liquidation Providers H.E.L.P. September 12, 2012 at 05:13 PM
This was a hardworking man with a pleasant disposition, they didn't have to kill him! Just 3 low life individuals that need to be caught and put away for a very long time, actually 3 needles, one for each loser would be fine with me! MPD go get them!
Homes & Estates Liquidation Providers H.E.L.P. September 12, 2012 at 05:15 PM
I am sick and tired of all these people coming into Milpitas to commit their crimes and it seems that most of them are caught according to police blotters, but if you read the the police blotters most of them are from other towns!
sonia m lopez September 13, 2012 at 03:11 AM
My heart was broken when I heard of this tragedy, my prayers are with the family and with the employees that continue to work there, I'm sure they are sad and shaken up. I pray that those individuals are caught before they bring more harm to someone else.
Homes & Estates Liquidation Providers H.E.L.P. September 13, 2012 at 06:34 AM
Sonia M Lopez you are right! very sorry for the family and you are right they need to catch these guys fast before they hurt somebody else!
geryn reyes September 13, 2012 at 07:22 PM
to frank and his staff i am deeply sadden to hear of this,your store is like family to me my son grew up goin to your store.such a tragedy that should'nt of happened.may the milpitas p.d. catch all three resposible for the lose of this man life.
Dawn Hale September 13, 2012 at 10:44 PM
We are meeting at 7-11 Friday nite to pay or respects to Mohammad Reza .The overnight clerk, who was shot and killed early Saturday morning inside 7-Eleven. He was the first homicide of 2012 in Milpitas. NBC NEWS WILL BE THERE. if you can bring candles and signs 8 oclock- come show your respects... Lets catch those thugs! https://www.facebook.com/events/467002123321099/
Rajeev Madnawat September 14, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Most of these thugs come from San Jose to commit crimes. I am sure they have local friends here. They killed a fine man who was just tying to make a living, working night shifts at the age of 67. Hope they are caught soon. Crimes like these are forcing me to change my opinion about the capital punishment. Hope these thugs are caught and injected with those chemicals that are specially made for these roaches.
had_enuf September 16, 2012 at 02:04 AM
You do know that blacks and hispanics commit the vast majority of crime in Cali? Together they are 42% of the population yet commit 79% of robberies and 74% of homicides. How's that diversity working for ya?


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