A clerk at a gas station in Lancaster was shot and killed during a robbery, and the shooter was at large Tuesday, authorities said.
Deputies responded to the 500 block of West Avenue J at about 8:25 p.m. Monday, said Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Sean Searcy, 30, of Lancaster, died at the scene, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office reported.
“The suspect entered the business and shot the victim, who was an employee, in what detectives believe to be an armed robbery,” a sheriff’s statement said.
The suspect was described as a white man with a thin build, who wore a purple pattern face mask or face covering, a black hooded sweatshirt, and dark blue pants.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.
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