Store employee shot, killed in robbery attempt
POSTED: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 9:48pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 5:56pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — 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).