Gas station clerk killed in Montgomery Co. shooting

Police are searching for a suspect after a gas station clerk was shot and killed Thursday afternoon in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Officers responded to a Shell gas station in the White Oak area around 3 p.m. after gunfire was reported.

On arrival, Montgomery County officers found a male employee of the business suffering from a gunshot wound. The man died at the scene.

Detectives believe a man walked inside the station, got into a dispute with the clerk and shot him dead before leaving, a spokesman for the Montgomery County Police Department said.

In a statement Thursday evening, police said no one had been apprehended in connection with the shooting but an investigation was ongoing.

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Thomas Robertson

Thomas Robertson is an Associate Producer and Web Writer/Editor at WTOP. After graduating in 2019 from James Madison University, Thomas moved away from Virginia for the first time in his life to cover the local government beat for a small daily newspaper in Zanesville, Ohio.

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