Photos released of murder suspect who shot, killed gas station employee

(Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A gas station employee was shot and killed Tuesday morning, according to Memphis Police Department.

The shooting happened at a Marathon Gas Station at the corner of South Parkway East and Florida Street in South Memphis just after 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, worked at the Marathon.

"They killed him," Lenora Parker said. "I couldn't believe someone killed him."

Gas station customers referred to the man as Solomon, and they said that he was kind to everyone he met.

"It hurts because when you work and you're trying to do your job, that's not right for somebody to come take your life like that," Tracy Kneeland said.

The suspect was captured on surveillance video. The video shows the man entering the store and shooting the victim. After he shoots the gas station employee, the man steals merchandise from the store and is scene walking away from the store. He walks eastbound from the store through the parking lot and then turns northbound onto Texas Avenue.

This is one of a string of shootings at the gas station. In April, two men were shot and one was killed while sitting in their car outside of the gas station.

Then, in May, several shots were fired into an SUV hitting one man, who survived.

No arrests have been made in those shootings.

This shooting is the 103 homicide in Memphis in 2017.

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