An Atlanta store clerk was shot in the head on Tuesday despite the fact that he had handed over the cash in the register to the armed robber, local media reports.
The incident occurred at 2:45 a.m. at a Texaco gas station in DeKalb County.
The armed suspect walked into the store at the precise time two clerks where changing shifts and forced his way into the bulletproof cubicle, holding the second clerk at gunpoint while demanding the cash in the drawer, said police.
“The clerk cooperated fully, yet the suspect still shot him in the head one time, gathered the money and left the location,” DeKalb County Lt. A.W. Ford told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The wounded clerk was transported to the Atlanta Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition. His name has not been released.
“The store has a very good video system,” Ford said.
“Watching the video, they guy was very casual,” he continued. “I was surprised at how casual he just shot the man.”
Meanwhile, the robber managed to steal $200 from the Texaco. He is still on the loose.