Watch: Suspect in shooting that killed store clerk in Houston

HPD says the masked male suspect is seen on surveillance video getting into the store after which pulling a gun on the clerk.

HOUSTON — Police are looking for a suspect needed in reference to the deadly shooting of a store clerk over the weekend in northeast Houston.

Police mentioned they consider it could have been an tried theft however no money was taken from the register.

It occurred simply after 8 a.m. Sunday on the V-Stop Food Mart situated in the 6500 block of Homestead.

Houston police mentioned officers responded to a shooting name at that time and located the 26-year-old store clerk in the again office affected by an obvious gunshot wound.

Friends recognized the sufferer as John Dias. Quanell X has taken on the case hoping to seek out justice for Dias.

Paramedics tried to render support, however Dias was pronounced lifeless on the scene, police mentioned.

Houston police mentioned the masked male suspect is seen on surveillance video getting into the store after which pulling a gun on Dias.

“Everybody says that this was a very good man who didn’t need to be gunned down in chilly blood,” Quanell X mentioned throughout a information convention in entrance of the store Wednesday.

After the shooting, the suspect was seen working into a close-by neighborhood. Quanell X mentioned they consider the person remains to be in the world.

“Based on all the pieces we have been informed in the neighborhood, we consider he lives in the neighborhood,” Quanell X mentioned.

Quanell X went on to elucidate that Dias doesn’t have any household in the United States and was working to ship money again to them abroad.

Quanell despatched this message to Dias’ killer: “We’re going to find you and you’re going to be turned in. Brother, turn yourself in.”

The shooter is described as a Black male, age 20 to 25 years outdated, carrying a black jacket, black pants with white stripes, and black sneakers. He is about 5 toes 7 inches tall and weighs about 140 kilos.

Sam Smith is an everyday buyer on the store.

“John was a great person, a great person,” Smith mentioned.

Smith mentioned Dias had been working on the gasoline station for a bit of over two years.

“A lot of times, especially when I come so early in the morning, he greets me (and) asks me ‘how you are doing? Have a good day. Everything OK?'” Smith mentioned.

Anyone with info in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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