Spring Hill store clerk murdered, suspect still at large

Published 10:47 pm Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Clerk at the Hill Mart convenience store in Spring Hill was fatally shot Saturday night during an apparent robbery.

Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas said the store clerk was shot once behind the counter and died shortly after. The suspect is still at large.

“Sometime shortly after 8 p.m., a customer pulled in to the store to purchase gas,” Thomas said. “She didn’t see the clerk inside, and when she went to the door she noticed there were numerous items strewn around on the floor. At 8:08, our deputy arrived and he found the clerk, 51 years of age, lying face down behind the counter.”

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The investigation is still ongoing, and Thomas said the incident is being looked in to as a robbery and murder. He is also asking the public for help in apprehending the perpetrator.

“We are asking for the public’s help,” Thomas said. “We are looking for any information about the person or persons responsible for this crime. There will be a sustainable cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.”

Thomas said anyone with information can contact the Pike County Sheriff’s department at (334) 566-4347 or contact any law enforcement agency.

This story will be updated when more information is available.