A 48-year-old store clerk was shot and killed early Monday during an apparent robbery attempt at a 7-Eleven store in Glen Burnie, police reported.
The victim, Youssef Kamal Erian Attia, was gunned down as he tried to flee from three men who had entered the store and announced a robbery, according to an account issued by the Anne Arundel County Police Department.
Officers were summoned to the convenience store on the 7700 block of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard at about 3:30 a.m. in response to a report of a sick or injured person. When they arrived, they found Attia lying on the floor with what appeared to be gunshot wounds to his upper body. Attia, who lived on the first block of Holloway Road in Glen Burnie, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives determined that the suspects had fled the store on foot and had been observed heading north on Marley Neck Boulevard. Several officers and a canine unit searched the area but found no trace of the suspects, according to the department's statement. Of the three suspects, one wore a red sweatshirt and the other two were dressed entirely in black.
It is unclear whether the suspects took any money from the store.
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