Clerk shot dead in attempted robbery of Ft. Wayne gas station

FT. WAYNE, Ind. — A gas station clerk is dead after what police say started as an armed robbery and now Ft. Wayne Police are looking for the suspect.

Police were called to the Meijer gas station at the 6300 block of Lima Road in Ft. Wayne shortly after 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving and found a male employee on the ground who appeared to have been shot.

Despite the efforts of paramedics to revive him, the clerk was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ft. Wayne police told WANE-TV that it appeared the shooting started as an armed robbery.

Another employee working inside the cooler area at the time of the shooting wasn’t hurt. There were no customers inside the store.

Police said the suspect was last seen running through the Meijer parking lot. He is described 5’8″ to 5’11” and between the ages of 17 and 20 years old with a thin build. He wore a red, long-sleeved Air Jordan t-shirt, black baggy jeans, black shoes and a black stocking cap.

Anyone with information should call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1222 or dial 911.