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7-Eleven Murder of Clerk Caught on Tape; 2 Suspects Sought

Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 07:11 AM

By Clyde Hughes

The Los Angeles Police Department has released surveillance camera photos of two suspects whose attempted robbery of a 7-Eleven convenience store clerk in Highland Park Sunday turned deadly.

Police told the Los Angeles Times Tuesday that Gonzalo Perez, 38, was shot and killed by two suspects posing a customers at the store.

"The victim walked to the register to assist the suspects," authorities said, according a Los Angeles Police blog. "Suspect 1 jumped over the counter and produced a handgun, demanding money from the cash register."

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Perez tried to leave but one of the suspects shot him, said police.

Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch reported that when police arrived on the scene after receiving a call about 10:20 p.m., "they found Perez lying on the floor with what appeared to be a gunshot wound."

Police said the two suspects then left the store, but a vehicle was not seen by surveillance cameras.

Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics transported Perez to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena.

"Despite life-saving efforts, Perez died as a result of his injuries a short time later," Patch wrote, according to the LAPD statement.

KABC-TV reported that Perez had a five-year-old daughter. His cousin, Virginia McCowan, told KABC that he was working two jobs to help where he supported his family in Mexico and daughter in Los Angeles.

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The first suspect was listed as an African-American male, 5-foot-10, 160 pounds, wearing a black hooded jacket, blue jeans short pants, black and white shoes and red gloved, according to the Los Angeles Times. The second suspect was also a black male, 5-foot-8, 150 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweater, blue jeans and black and white shoes, per the Times.

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