Suspects sought in SE-side convenient store shooting, robbery

Police search for convenience store shooters

SAN ANTONIO -- Police have a manhunt underway Tuesday for two masked men who shot a clerk during a brazen robbery Monday night. Store owners have offered a reward for any information leading to their arrest.

The two men showed up to the Popular Food Mart at Southcross and Hackberry around 9 p.m. wearing masks.

Security camera footage shows one draw a gun immediately and leap the counter to confront the clerk, the other holds the door for customers to leave.

"The clerk from my understanding was not armed, did not pose any kind of threat to the suspect,” said Officer Doug Greene of SAPD.

The store owners, who did not want to be identified, said the 33-year-old clerk was trying to cooperate and open the register when the robber fired one shot into his stomach.

"It's pretty cold-blooded,” said Greene. “In most cases, they're just trying to get property and leave."

In this case, store owners said the two men left before taking anything. They also said this is the second robbery in the area in a couple days.

On Sunday, security cameras captured a person robbing a nearby store on South Flores, holding a gun while emptying the cash register.

The owner of the Popular Food Mart has offered $500 for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

The clerk is hospitalized at SAMMC, where he is confirmed to be alive.

(© 2016 KENS)


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