A clerk was shot and killed Saturday during a robbery at a 7-Eleven in Whittier and police have released pictures of the suspect, police said.

Surveillance photos posted on the Whittier Police Department’s Facebook page showed a man wearing a gray hoodie under a black hoodie, with a black bandana covering his nose and mouth. He was wearing black gloves. The suspect was described as a black man about 5-feet-7 inches tall.

The robbery occurred at 5:45 a.m. at 8438 Santa Fe Springs Road, where the clerk was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a watch commander at the Whittier Police Department.

“Preliminarily, it appears the suspect entered the store with a semi-automatic handgun with the intent to commit a robbery. For unknown reasons, the suspect fired the handgun killing the clerk,” according to a police statement.

Two customers inside the store during the robbery were not injured, police said.

Whittier police asked anyone with information regarding the robbery to call detectives at 562-567-9281.

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