INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday, IMPD officers discovered the body of a clerk inside a Dollar General located in the 5000 block of Emerson Way.
A family member told FOX59 News that Brian Eure, the victim, had worked at the store for three years and was dedicated to serving customers who considered him family.
His son, Chris Eure, said his dad had complained to his bosses about store security.
“We come in every morning around 10:00, and we have bonded with these kids. They’re good kids,” said Judy Hanna, who hugged Chris Eure after confirming his father’s identity. “I know they’ve been robbed a couple times before. They’ve been robbed, but no one killed.”
One woman told us that she had spotted a suspicious person in the store minutes before the killing, and detectives said they have seen images of the killer on the store’s video surveillance system. On Monday, police released more than two dozen images of the man.
“There have been a few times where people have been agitated, so you just want to get in and get out,” said Chris Gore, who visits the strip mall where the Dollar General is located at least three times a week. “You always have the occasional person who looks a little shady, but other than that I haven’t had any problems myself."
“I’m still gonna come back and shop,” he said.
Judy Hanna wasn’t so sure.
“I hate to say I may not come back,” she said. “They did their jobs excellently. To lose their life over, what, ten dollars an hour? Nah? They need better security of some kind.”
While dollar discount stores have been increasingly targeted by burglars and robbers in Indianapolis over the past year, detectives have not yet drawn any link to Sunday’s killing.
Anyone with information should call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477. To donate to a GoFundMe set up by family, click here.