Authorities release photos of men involved in gas station robbery that killed clerk

By Vincent Crivelli - Reporter, Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli - Digital News Editor

HOUSTON - A 59-year-old store clerk in southwest Houston was gunned down while doing his job.

Police said around 11:30 p.m. Monday, three armed men in masks rushed inside the Exxon station on Main Street near Murworth Drive and announced they were robbing the business.

The gunmen fired multiple shots over the course of the robbery, hitting Se Young, who was behind the counter, officers said.

Officers said Young was transported to a hospital, where he died. Young had worked at the gas station for six years and has three daughters, one grandchild and had another grandchild on the way.

Authorities say when they got to the Exxon station, the cash register was open, but after reviewing security footage, they were able to determine the men did not make off with any cash.

Police said the video showed the men shoot Young, then run off empty-handed.

One man said the incident has him shaken.

“When this thing happens, it makes you rethink everything,” said business owner John Villon. “He was very kind, very willing to help others, whatever happened is a tragedy. He is a person that is trying to work to bring the bread to the family."

Villon said Young had a good heart.

“He was always willing to help the people, that’s how I will remember him,” said Villon.

Investigators believe this robbery is connected to another robbery that happened an hour earlier at another convenience store.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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