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Store employee shot, killed in robbery attempt

Store employee shot, killed in robbery attempt
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POSTED: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 8:48pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 4:56pm

UPDATE: The victim of the shooting has been identified as Zaharan Abu Awwad, 20, of Baton Rouge.

ORIGINAL STORY: A store employee was shot and killed during a robbery attempt earlier this evening.

The Baton Rouge Police Department was called to Tire Discount on Plank Road at around 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19. Witnesses say a customer walked into the store and discovered the man, then called police.

The victim has been identified as a store employee, but the name has not yet been released.

Homicide detectives are currently seeking a suspect.

If you have any information about this incident, call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).

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