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Houston crime: Man shoots and kills V Stop Food Mart store clerk during attempted robbery, surveillance video shows

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston police released surveillance video Wednesday showing the moment a man shot and killed a convenience store clerk during an attempted robbery.

Police said they were responding to Sunday morning’s deadly shooting at the V Stop Food Mart on Block 6500 of Homestead Road.

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In the video, the man can be seen walking in and then going to the checkout to pay for an item. The suspected robber is then seen pulling a gun, shooting at the clerk and running out of the store.

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Police did not confirm whether or not the shooting was the result of a robbery.

According to Detective Kris Persad, investigators found the clerk dead in the back room with at least one gunshot wound to the right shoulder.

Police described the suspect as a black man between the ages of 20 and 25. He is about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black trousers with white stripes and black shoes.

The 26-year-old victim’s identity has yet to be verified by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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