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Additional suspect info released in Danville triple homicide

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Michael and Angela Hockensmith were killed inside of their store on Friday. Michael and Angela Hockensmith were killed inside of their store on Friday.
Chief Tony Gray Chief Tony Gray

DANVILLE, KY (WAVE) – There are still more questions than answers after three people are gunned down in a Kentucky store. 

Danville Police released additional suspect information as to who they think is responsible for murdering the husband and wife owners and a customer inside a pawn shop on Friday. 

Danville Police still don't know who went into ABC Gold, Games and More on Friday and took the lives of three people, but by Monday the suspect description was evolving. 

"We think he has a dirty, gray, dingy beard, possibly yellow, possibly fake," said Chief Tony Gray, Danville Police. 

They believe the person they are looking for is a white, heavy set man, 40 to 50 years old, who was wearing a green Army jacket and sunglasses at the time. They believe he was driving a gray newer model mini van. Police also believe he may have been checking out the area prior to the shooting. 

"We believe that he was visible," said Gray. 

Hundreds gathered in downtown Danville over the weekend to remember all three victims, store owners Michael and Angela Hockensmith and customer Daniel Smith.

The Hockensmith's two children were inside the store at the time, but survived. ATF was initially called to the scene because they thought the store had a license to sell firearms, but it didn't. 
There were guns found inside and now officers are investigating where those came from. 

"We're tracing those firearms to see who the original purchaser was and we are going to go and conduct interviews with those people to see how in fact those guns came into the store," said George Huffman, ATF. 

As far as motive goes, police say nothing else seems to have been taken, but the money the customer was carrying.

"There are violent crimes everyone whether it is in Danville, Kentucky or Louisville, Kentucky or Los Angeles or Chicago violent crime is everywhere and that's one of the reasons why we're there. One of ATF's missions is combating violent crime," said Huffman. 

Huffman says the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky is keeping a close eye on this case because the suspect may not just be facing state charges, but federal charges as well. 

If you have any information you are asked to call police with tips. 

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