Authorities continue searching for person who shot RaceTrac clerk 9 months after his death

OCONEE COUNTY, Ga. — Sunday marks nine months since RaceTrac employee Elijah Wood was shot and killed while working at the convenience store on Hwy. 441 in Oconee County.

The 23-year-old was shot and killed March 19 at the store on Hog Mountain Road. Police said a customer found him dead of gunshot wounds around 2 a.m.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office initially released still photos of the masked shooter, dressed in all black and armed with a handgun.

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Oconee County Sheriff James Hale said that because the suspect was completely covered up, it will be hard to identify who it is.

“The suspect, he was covered from head to toe,” Hale said. “It’s hard to tell race, its really hard to tell gender.”

The sheriff’s office says that as Christmas gets closer, his family deserves the closure that comes with justice for their loved one.

The person who shot Wood is still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous, the sheriff’s office said.

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Based on video analysis by the FBI and measurements taken at the scene, the suspect is believed to be between a male between 5′10″ and 6′ tall with an athletic build.

There is a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for Wood’s death.


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