• Clerk shot, killed at DeKalb County gas station

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    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Police say a man working as a clerk at a DeKalb County gas station was shot and killed early Monday morning.
     
    Harry Wells was devoted to his family and customers at the convenience store, where he's worked for many years.
     
    A man entered the store around 4:30 a.m., pulled a gun and shot the 54-year-old clerk in the torso.
     
    A worker, who wished to remain anonymous, described what he saw on the security camera video.
     
    “The guy is coming from outside. The window is open and he shot him and left. That's all I saw on the camera," the employee said.
     
    The worker told Channel 2’s Tom Regan it was not a holdup but possibly an act of anger or revenge.
     
    “I think they may have had a little bit of an argument. We don't know yet," the employee said.
     
    Wells had a single gunshot wound in his torso. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died.
     
    Police say the gunman didn't steal anything and they do not have a motive for the shooting.
     
    Kenya Frierson told Regan she's good friends with one of Wells' daughters.
     
    “I can't see anyone trying to hurt him. He's very good. I never seen him do anything wrong," Frierson said. “I guess he's no type of fearful person, 'cause he doesn’t have the window closed. He's not the type of person to worry about fear, 'cause he's so good.”
     
    His daughter says Wells was a part-time pastor who had five children. She said her father was very religious and a good father who had worked at the store for many years.
     
    Customers were stunned and deeply saddened by the violence.
     
    “It's scary, 'cause you don't know what's going to happen next. You don't know if you say something wrong to the wrong person, they are going to retaliate back at you," said customer Kim Coleman.


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