Store clerk robbed and killed in Garland convenience store

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by MARCUS MOORE / WFAA

WFAA

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 21 at 4:22 PM

GARLAND — Police in Garland say a store clerk found dead Tuesday morning inside a convenience store was shot multiple times.

According to police, the victim was found by a delivery man inside a 7-Eleven store just after 3:30 a.m. in the 2500 block of Firewheel Parkway. Police say the victim was Yosef Tulu, a 31-year-old man from Dallas.

Garland police said surveillance cameras captured the shooting, but the shooter's face was covered. Video shows him enter the store with a rifle and then moments later run out with a bag in hand. Police say the shooter robbed the store and fled the scene.

Dallas-based 7-Eleven Corporate Communications Director Margaret Chabris released a statement Tuesday saying the company was "shocked and saddened over the random shooting" and that they are doing "everything [they] can to work closely with police during the investigation, and [...] hope for a quick apprehension of the suspect(s) involved."

She said Tulu was working alone at the time of the shooting and store staffing is decided by each store operator or franchisee based on customer traffic.

Chabris could not confirm how long Tulu had been working at the store at this time.

If you have any information regarding the suspect or the robbery, contact Garland Crime Stoppers at 972.272.8477.

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