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Incident at 6212 Tierwester

February 11, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a convenience store employee at 6212 Tierwester around 6:15 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 10).

The identity of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C.J. Grysen and Officer K.P. Carr reported:

A customer of a neighborhood convenience store at 6212 Tierwester entered the location and found the storekeeper lying on the floor behind the cash register. The customer called HPD officers and HFD paramedics. The victim suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Investigators believe robbery was the motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.