DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The Danville Crime Stoppers have raised the reward for an unsolved 2017 homicide.

Crime Stoppers is now offering an additional $2,500 reward for tips that lead to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the killing of Tahir Mahmud.

In 2021, authorities offered a $7,500 reward for tips leading to the arrest in the investigation, but with the help of the FBI, the reward amount was increased, now making it $10,000 in total.

In 2017, Mahmud was shot and killed at the Joy Food Store in the 500 block of Riverside Drive. Through investigation, officers determined that the store was allegedly robbed by a male that was seen leaving the store around the time of the incident.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to do the following:

  • Call patrol at 434-799-6510 option 4
  • Call investigations at 434-799-6508 option 1, and option 1 again
  • Call 911
  • Call Crime Stoppers at 434-793-0000
  • Contact any Danville Police Officer
  • Enter tips through the CARE mobile app
  • Email crimetips@danvilleva.gov

Tips can also be entered by calling the Richmond Division of the FBI at 804-261-1044 or online. All information leading to an arrest and conviction of this case will be eligible for a cash reward.