Suspect arrested in death of convenience store clerk

A clerk was fatally shot during a robbery attempt at the Medfield Food Store in west Houston

December 22, 2009 6:05:14 PM PST
Police arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a convenience store clerk in west Houston Monday morning. Devon Thacker Jr., 18, is in police custody Tuesday and is facing charges of capital murder.

The shooting happened at the Medfield Food Store on Medfield at Ashburnham. Investigators say an eyewitness saw a man walk into the store as the eyewitness was walking out. He then heard the robber demand money.

The male victim, 40, suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office.