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Edmonds 7-Eleven clerk killed during attempted robbery; suspect a ‘serious threat’

The body of an Edmonds 7-Eleven clerk was found by a customer Friday morning and police say they consider the suspect in the clerk’s death to be “a serious threat to the public.”

Edmonds police say the customer found the clerk unconscious and bleeding inside the store on 238th Street Southwest and called police at 5:03 a.m.

Officers found the clerk, a 64-year-old Edmonds man, dead at the scene. He appeared to have been shot. According to time stamps on surveillance video, it appears the clerk may have been lying on the floor for as long as 30 minutes before he was discovered.

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Police from across Snohomish County, King County and the Washington State Patrol came to the area as a police dog and officers searched for the suspect, but he was not found.

Edmonds police reviewed surveillance video from inside the store and released a still photo. The suspect is described as a white man, possibly in his 20s, wearing black shoes and pants, and a red and black jacket. The hood of the jacket was up, and the man’s face was covered when he entered the store. A brief video of the suspect can be see in the tweet below.

Anyone who sees the man should not approach him and should call 911.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Edmonds Police Department at 425-771-0200. Tips can also be left at 425-771-0212 or submitted through the Edmonds PD website.

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