A well-known clerk at a gas station in northeastern Philadelphia, who was concerned about crime in the city, was shot dead early Tuesday morning during a robbery. The customer called the killing “meaningless.”
Philadelphia Police Inspector Scott Small rushed to the Exxon station on Torresdale Avenue on Friendship Street shortly after 4 a.m. to find an unresponsive and bleeding worker in the minimarket office area. .
The man appears to have been shot once in the back. Officers began throwing the man out of the store, but he was too late, Small said, and doctors pronounced him dead minutes later.
“This is a tragedy,” Small said.
Surveillance video captured the fatal shooting inside the Galati Brothers Food Market, investigators said.
“You can clearly see three men entering the premises, all wearing masks and covering their faces,” says Small.
Three men, one in a puffy red coat and two in dark puffy jackets, forced open a locked door to an office area reserved for employees, Small said. Stated. They then attacked the store clerks, one of whom fired his one shot.
“After he collapses, you can see one of the perpetrators take the cash register out of the office and take it out of the property,” Small says.
Police hoped outdoor surveillance cameras would help track down the fleeing vehicle.
Police in the area knew late-night clerks at 24/7 gas stations and markets, Small said. According to the store owner, the victim was in his 60s and had just returned from an overseas trip.
“My heart breaks for him and his family,” said the neighbor, describing the worker as a hard worker who helps the community. am.”
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