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Man wanted in robbery, slaying of convenience store employee, Tarrant County sheriff says

An armed man entered Super Big County Mart south of Fort Worth on Friday morning, robbed the store and killed the clerk, the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office says.
Credit: Tarrant Co. Sheriff's Office

Updated at 3:33 p.m. March 30 with the victim's name.

Authorities are searching for a man suspected of robbing a convenience store, killing the clerk and stealing the victim's minivan.

An armed man entered the Super Big County Mart early Friday and robbed the employee who had recently opened the store, according to the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office.

The incident occurred in the 4500 block of East FM 1187, south of the city of Fort Worth.

When deputies arrived just after 7 a.m., they found the employee dead of an apparent gunshot wound inside the store, the sheriff's office said.

The employee was later identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office as 62-year-old Anwar Qasim Ali.

The suspect got away in the victim's dark gray Toyota Sienna. The minivan has a Texas license plate GPB0449.

The suspect is described as having a stocky build. He was last seen wearing a surgical-type mask, a white cap with a red bill, blue zip-up hoodie, gray pants and black shoes. He was also one wearing glove.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous, authorities said. The sheriff's office says not to approach him and to call 911 if you see him.

Friday evening, the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office released the following image of a person of interest in the case. Police said the man wearing a plaid shirt and a white ball cap entered the store before the robbery and may also be a witness. 

Credit: Tarrant County Sheriff's Office

The person of interest was last seen driving a white 4-door passenger car. 

The sheriff's office says at this time, "this individual is only a person of interest and investigators would like to speak with him." 

Anyone with information should contact Tarrant County authorities at 817-884-1213.

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