Police following up on leads in deadly The Colony shooting

Police in The Colony are following up on leads to catch the killer who shot and killed a mother of two young children.

Samira Shiwakoti, 31, was shot Wednesday morning during a robbery at the convenience store she owned with her husband.

There has since been an outpouring of support for her family from the community. A growing memorial sits outside the Rapido Convenience Store in the 7400 block of Main Street in The Colony.

Video from cameras mounted on the business next door show the killer is dropped off in a dark-colored sedan. About two minutes later, he runs out of the store.

Police released video of the suspect on Wednesday inside the store.


Police say that they have about a dozen leads that they're following up on.

Regular customer David Roush was likely one of the last people to see Shiwakoti alive. He usually stops by to get coffee, and he stopped in Wednesday as he always does.

"Whoever that was that did that was probably casing the place and waiting for a slow time of day and probably knew their habits and that she may be there alone," said Roush.

People who knew Shiwakoti are eager to do everything they can to ease her family's pain, like planning fundraisers in Shiwakoti's memory.  

FOX 4 is told that the couple attended the Nepali Temple in irving. A representative with the Nepalese Society of Texas says they are still discussing plans for the funeral and any potential fundraisers for the family.


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