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Fatal Shooting at Store!

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A convenience store clerk fatally shot a customer early Tuesday morning and then fled from the store, The Black Chronicle has learned.

Police responded Tuesday morning and the store (the Seven-11 store on Classen Boulevard at NW 31st Street) was closed all day Tuesday, but was reopened on Wednesday.

As the crime scene was investigated, the store was closed and its parking lot was encircled by yellow police tape.

One person was killed and another was, eventually, taken into custody after a search by police.

“I was going to get some gas because we’re driving back to Omaha today to my parents’ house and came up to see cop cars everywhere,”said Matthew Miller.

“The whole place was completely, you know, taped off.”

The incident happened at about 5:30 a.m., police said.

A store clerk shot and killed the victim, a spokesman for the Oklahoma City Police Department said.

The victim—Dominic Hill—was shot as he entered the store.

“A clerk here shot a person who came in the door,” a witness, who was with the victim told police.

The witness called 911, according to Capt. Michelle Henderson of the police department.

According to officials, Mr. Hill and the store employee got into an altercation after Mr. Hill entered the store.

At some point during the altercation, the store clerk shot Mr. Hill, officials said.

The shooting and the fleeing from the store by the clerk resulted in an all-out search the clerk with police officers and K-9 dogs on the ground and helicopters looking from the sky, a reporter on the scene said.

After about two hours, the clerk was found near NW 29th Street and McKinley Avenue.

The clerk was taken into custody and questioned, but he was released “pending further investigation,” a police spokesman told reporters.

The police department spokesman said the clerk would not be identified until the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office decides if he will be charged.

“It’s a strange feeling to be here and to just see a shooting happen right here across the street,” commented Matthew Miller, the witness who had stopped at the store to buy gas.

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