Store clerk gunned down in Pharr.

POSTED: Friday, February 19, 2010 - 8:47am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:35am

A store clerk at the A&D Mini-mart in Pharr was shot and found dead Wednesday evening, Michelle Macias has the story.

Store clerk, Albert Garcia, body was found behind the counter at the store and had been shot several times. Police believe the crime happened rather quickly with the suspect waling into the store, shooting three times, hitting the victim in the chest and leg.

According to witnesses, they saw the suspect running from the store and dressed in black clothing and wearing a baseball cap. Pharr police are not sure if Garcia was the intended target or a robbery gone bad. Police have recovered the shell cases from inside the store, but the store had no surveillance cameras, so they have no leads on the crime or the motive.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact the Pharr Crime Stoppers at 956.787.TIPS.

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