Mesa police looking for suspect who shot Chevron clerkPosted: Updated:
MESA -- The Mesa Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a man who shot a clerk at a Chevron store.
Man shoots clerk during Chevron robbery - Mesa Police need you help finding a man who shot a Chevron store clerk.
According to police, two men entered the Chevron store at Southern Avenue and Gilbert Road at approximately 2:10 a.m. on July 23 and attempted to buy alcohol.
After being refused, they became upset and left the store, heading toward the gas pumps.
According to Detective Michael Melendez, the clerk noticed that the men did not have a vehicle near the gas pumps and was concerned that they were going to damage the pumps.
The clerk asked the men to leave the property. That's when a verbal and physical altercation occurred between the clerk and one of the men.
Melendez said the other man was not involved in the altercation and told the suspect to leave.
Melendez said the clerk started walking back to the store and the suspect shot him in the back of the thigh.
The men fled the area in a green two-door vehicle.
The shooting suspect is described as a white male, mid to late 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, 150 pounds with short dark hair. He had a handgun on his hip.
The second person is described as a black male, mid to late 20s, about 5 feet 11 inches tall, 150 pounds with short black hair.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.