Houston gunman shoots convenience store clerk in face at close range

HOUSTON, Texas (KWTX) – The Houston Police Department’s theft division is asking Texans for help in identifying the suspect who shot a convenience store clerk in the face.

The suspect is wanted for aggravated theft with a deadly weapon.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Monday, December 6, 2021, a man walked into a convenience store located in Memorial’s 8600 block in Houston.

The man walked over to the counter, pulled out a handgun and shot point blank in the clerk’s face, then fired a second bullet that hit the man in the right hand.

Police said the suspect then jumped over the counter and punched the clerk several times.

The suspect then attempted to withdraw the money from the cash register, but was unable to open it. He fled the scene in a newer black two-door Mercedes Benz.

The store clerk was taken to hospital in serious condition, but is expected to survive.

The suspect is described as an African-American male, aged 25 to 35, with a heavy build. He is around 5 feet 7 inches to 6 feet 1 and weighs around 230 to 280 pounds, police said. He was wearing a black jacket and beige pants.

Please contact Crime Stoppers of Houston if you have any information relating to this investigation.

Information leading to the charge and / or arrest of any felony suspect may result in a cash payment of up to $ 5,000.

Informants MUST contact Crime Stoppers directly to remain anonymous and be considered for cash payment by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477).

You can also submit advice online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app.

Please refer to Houston PD Case # 1634965-21.

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