Meriden Citgo Store Clerk Shot, Killed Wednesday Morning

Meriden Police are looking for a white male in his late 20s who is alleged to have shot the clerk after demanding money.

Meriden Police are searching for an unidentified man who allegedly shot and killed a clerk at the East Main Street Citgo station early Wednesday morning.

At about 1:30 a.m. the unidentified white man entered the gas station convenience store at 271 E. Main St. and pointed a handgun at the clerk working the cash register and demanded money, according to police.

An unidentified witness who was inside the store at the time of the robbery, told police that once the man received an undisclosed amount of money he shot the clerk in the chest and then ran out of the store. Upon arrival, officers found the male clerk has sustained serious injuries. The clerk was transported to Midstate Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

The alleged shooter is described as a white male, 5’9”-5’10”, with a husky build. He is 28-30 years old and has clean cut, dark hair. He is also described to have “bulging eyes” and was wearing a gray/black T-shirt with lettering on it, white or tan shorts, and black sneakers.

Police believe that left the scene on foot.

At this point, detectives are securing a search warrant for the store. They are also in the process of looking for video from surveillance cameras. Should any video be forthcoming, it will most likely be forwarded to the media in order to gain public assistance.

Any one with information regarding the incident is asked to call Det. Benoit at (203) 630-6297.

Curt June 27, 2012 at 11:02 PM
And CT wants to drop the death penalty. This is a prime example why not to.
MisterSpuddy June 28, 2012 at 02:06 AM
The death penalty was never a deterrent to things like this. There are actually MORE murders committed in states WITH the death penalty.
Maydotdot June 29, 2012 at 01:14 AM
My deepest sympathy goes out to the fam. Its sad that he had to b killed after he gave up the money. How can someone live with theirself knowing they took a life. Smh i hurt for the family!!!!
William Taylor June 29, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Some one asked how a person can live with themselves after killing another individual,I don't have the answer to that,however I can assure you this animal will live just fine after he is caught,courtesy of the Connecticut taxpayer,THANKS MALOY!!!
William Taylor June 29, 2012 at 12:30 PM


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