Police: 7-Eleven clerk fatally shoots man during attempted robbery


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A 7-Eleven clerk fatally shot a man who was trying to rob the store overnight, police say.

Police say it happened around midnight at the store in the 1700 block of Colley Avenue in Ghent.

Officers found the man, 28-year-old Javier Garcia, with a life-threatening gunshot wound when they arrived. He later died at the hospital.

Police say their preliminary investigation revealed the clerk shot Garcia during an attempted robbery. Garcia threatened to stab the clerk with a screwdriver.

10 On Your Side asked employees about the morning’s events and the employee involved. We were told no comment. We also asked the security guards on duty if they were called in because of the attempted robbery. The guards told 10 On Your Side they rotate through all the 7-Eleven stores in Hampton Roads and it was another day at work for them. They were unaware of the fatal shooting and it was their first time at the Colley Avenue location.

No other details have been shared, but the case has been turned over to the Office of the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney.

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