Mukeshbhai Patel moved from India to America about 10 years ago in search of a better life for his wife and their two sons.
Patel, 51, was a family man who worked hard. He was a man of honor and an all-around great man, Jack Shah, a longtime friend of Patel and family spokesman, told the Herald-Leader.
Patel was killed Monday afternoon while working at the Marathon gas station at 1758 Alexandria Drive. A customer found him inside the station just after 3 p.m. Monday and called police. Patel, who was working alone at the time of the shooting, died at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.
Police have charged Travis Michael Bredhold,18, with Patel’s slaying.
Lexington police have charged an 18-year-old man with murder and robbery in the fatal shooting of a Marathon gas station attendant.
Police said they arrested Travis Michael Bredhold on Tuesday at Fayette Mall. He is accused of killing Mukeshbhai Patel, 51, at the Marathon gas station at 1758 Alexandria Drive. Patel, who was working alone at the time of the shooting, died at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.