ATLANTA — [Video] A convenience store clerk, Jagama Beyene was shot and killed during an early morning robbery in southeast Atlanta, police said.
Police surrounded the Citgo Glenwood Food Mart on Glenwood Avenue, which was marked by several bullet holes and shattered glass. Officers were talking to at least two witnesses.
The robbery occurred just after 3 a.m., police said. Store owner Narendar Kour said the clerk, Jagama Beyene, opened a screen glass window above the counter and was met by three robbers.
Jagama was then shot in the stomach, and the robbers took the drawer from the cash register and ran, according to authorities.
“At some point during the robbery attempt we believe the suspect discharged his weapon at least four to five times,” said Atlanta police Lt. Keith Meadows.
Officers said they found money scattered on the floor of the business along with shell casings.
Paramedics took Jagama to the hospital, but authorities said he later died at the hospital.
Detectives said they were working to get the store’s surveillance cameras.
Kour was upset and said the killing was senseless.
“If you want money, just take the money and go,” she said.