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Moultrie police search for murderer

If you recognize this man, call Moultrie police immediately. If you recognize this man, call Moultrie police immediately.

June 20, 2007

Moultrie  --  An overnight armed robbery in Moultrie leaves one man dead and a suspect on the loose.  

The violent armed robbery occurred shortly before 10:40 PM lTuesday night inside the Quik Mart convenience store on 1100 W. Central Avenue in Moultrie.  

Police say the violent armed robber entered the Quik Mart and pointed a .38-caliber revolver at the clerk behind the counter. Moultrie Police are hoping you can identify the suspect.

Moultrie Police Department Sergeant Alfonzo Cook is in charge of the investigation. "Pretty sure it was black male who entered the store around 11 o'clock last night, brandished a firearm, demanded money and during the process, the victim was shot one time," said Cook.

The suspect jumped over the counter while the clerk falls to the floor. Police say this is when the armed suspect shot the clerk one time in the left arm. Store employees working inside the store crouch in fear as the wounded clerk opens the cash register for the gunman.

When the suspect jumped over the counter, he ran out the front door. A Moultrie Police Officer who was nearby and gave a brief chase. Unfortunately the suspect got away.

K-9 Units picked up where the officer lost pursuit but turned up no suspects. The 48-year-old clerk who sustained the gunshot wound was transported to Colquitt Regional Hospital, where he later died.

Padlocks are on the door of the Quik Mart, and the location is closed where the deadly robbery took place.

Otis Williams, a former customer and employee is concerned about the crime. "I'm shocked, there's always been about 4 or 5 but for someone to go in there and rob the place, is unbelievable."

With no suspects at this time, Moultrie Police are urging anyone with information to contact them immediately.

Police say the suspect is a black man, about five feet 10 inches, light skin with a thin mustache. Last seen in the video wearing all black, with black gloves leaving the location at the corner of MLK and West Central Avenue.

Perhaps someone watching can help police catch this killer. 


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