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Clerk shot dead during Garland convenience store robbery; police seek two assailants

Clerk shot dead in Garland store robbery

Security video shows two men entering the store with handguns. The assailants are about 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8 and wore hooded sweatshirts. Anyone with information on the killing should call the Garland Police Department at 972-485-4840.
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Security video shows two men entering the store with handguns. The assailants are about 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8 and wore hooded sweatshirts. Anyone with information on the killing should call the Garland Police Department at 972-485-4840.

Detectives have identified a suspect as 18 year old in the killing of a clerk at a Garland convenience store during a robbery last month.

Luis Espinoza has been charged in warrant with capital murder and was not in custody late Tuesday, police said.

Espinoza is accused in the slaying of Heng Lam, who was shot about midnight at the store in the 4400 block of West Walnut Street, police said.

Lam, 30, died at Dallas Presbyterian Hospital.

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Espinoza they are encouraged to call 911 or the Garland Police Department at 972-485-4840. Tips may also submitted anonymously to Garland Crime Stoppers at 972-272-8477.

Police have not announce information about the second assailant.

Security video shows two men entering the store with handguns.

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