Store clerk fatally shot during robbery in southwest Houston, police say

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HOUSTON — The Houston Police Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a store clerk near the Missouri City area Tuesday night.

Patrol officers responded to a holdup alarm around 10 p.m. in the 7300 block of Park Manor at FM 2234.

“Short male, wearing all black,” says Detective Sergeant Thomas Simmons. “But as of right now, that`s about all we have.”

According to police,  a masked man dressed in all black entered Stop-4-All convenience store and started demanding money from the store clerk while holding him at gunpoint. Another employee, who was in the back of the store, heard the commotion and went to confront the suspect. During the confrontation, the suspect shot the employee once in the chest.

He then fled the scene without any money or merchandise.

The man died on the floor of the store.  He’s described as an elderly gentleman, a family man  just trying to make a living.  By confronting the guy with a gun, that clerk saved his co-worker`s life, but lost his own.

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