COLLEGE PARK, Ga. - Police say a store clerk at a BP gas station in College Park was shot to death Saturday night.
When police responded to a robbery call at the BP on West Fayetteville Road, they found the clerk suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim was identified as 28-year-old Alagie Dibba.
The incident was caught on the store’s video surveillance system. College Park police said the victim had only been at work for 15 minutes when two gunmen entered the store and shot Dibba around 11:30 p.m.
After he was shot, Dibba fell to the floor and began praying, saying, “God is merciful.” He later died at Grady Hospital.
Both gunmen then fled the store and headed toward South Hampton Road. The clerk offered no resistance to the shooter, police said.
The BP owner described Dibba as a model citizen.
“This guy was the best. I mean, it’s hard to find an employee like him. It’s very said, very sad,” Sam Ukani told Channel 2’s Dave Huddleston.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the killers, and pointed out distinctive clothing for guidance. One of the men was wearing a blue athletic jacket with white leather sleeves, and the other was wearing an Aeropostale shirt inscribed with the number “87.”
Police do not believe the shooting was intentional.
“We believe the suspects were very startled that the gun went off," College Park police Major Linda Burke said.
Anyone with information is asked to call College Park police at 404-768-8664.