Store clerk shot to death during robbery

The fatal shooting took place at a Texas gas station on Ella at Barren Spring

May 16, 2011 1:00:39 PM PDT
A store clerk was found shot to death inside a northwest Harris County store Monday morning. It happened at a Texaco Station on Ella at Barren Spring around 3:50am. Harris County Sheriff deputies responded to that shooting call and found a Hispanic male in his early 20s shot to death inside the store.

According to authorities, a black male walked in the store and went directly to the clerk's cage area. The window that slides was apparently open instead of being closed. The armed suspect was able to stick the gun in the cage and demanded money. Then the suspect shot the clerk an unknown number of times.

There were at least three customers in the store at the time who witnessed the violent attack. They were not harmed.

The suspect took off running on foot and remains on the loose. It's unknown if the suspect got away with any money or items.

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