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Stockton gas station employee shot and killed during robbery, police say

Gas station employee shot and killed during robbery in Stockton, police say
Gas station employee shot and killed during robbery in Stockton, police say 03:11

STOCKTON – A Stockton gas station employee was shot and killed during a robbery early Thursday morning, police say.

According to the Stockton Police Department, multiple suspects entered the 4800 block of E. 99 Frontage Road business a little after 1:30 a.m. and started to rob the business. An employee and the suspects got into an altercation during the robbery.

At some point during this altercation, police say the employee was shot in the chest. The suspects then drove off.

"At some point during the robbery, an altercation ensued. One of the suspects shot the victim," said Stockton officer David Scott.  

There are at least two suspects, police say, but there is no description of them. 

Medics pronounced the employee, a 50-year-old man, dead at the scene, police say. He has been identified by the San Joaquin County Coroner as Mohammed Shahzad. 

Scene of the homicide investigation in Stockton where an employee was shot and killed.  CBS13

A police presence was at the ampm store where the shooting happened all Thursday morning. 

"As of now we don't have any releasable suspect information but our detectives are working with witness statements along with surveillance footage," Scott said.

Scott said community members and gas station clerks should remain vigilant and follow store procedures. He said it's never a good idea to confront anyone who is armed. 

"Whatever their policy and procedures are, this is a good time to review those. No matter what occurs day or night, you can always call the Stockton Police Department," Scott said.

Stockton police say this is the 15th homicide they've investigated so far in 2024. At this point in 2023, police say they had investigated 20 homicides. 

Investigators are urging people with any information relevant to the homicide investigation to call Stockton Crime Stoppers. 

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