St. Paul police on Tuesday released photos of the man they believe shot a gas station attendant in the neck on Thanksgiving Day.
The suspect allegedly shot the attendant around 4:30 p.m. Nov. 23 during an attempted robbery at the SuperAmerica station located in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood at 717 Snelling Av. N.
The victim had been working outside the station when he was approached by a gun-wielding man, ordered inside the store and instructed to open a locked area behind the cash register. Police say the suspect fired his gun during a struggle with the victim and another employee.
Police say the same suspect was seen at a Holiday Station at 600 Snelling Av. N. about 15 minutes before the SuperAmerica shooting.
“Do you know this person?,” the department asked in a Facebook post showing photos of the suspect. “If you know him or where he is, please call our Homicide-Robbery Unit at 651-266-5650.”
Police describe the suspect as a black man, 20 to 30 years old, approximately 5-foot-7 with a medium build. He was wearing a puffy black winter jacket with a white logo on the right side, white pants, a white scarf and black-and-white striped gloves at the time of the SuperAmerica shooting.