PD: Suspect in deadly shooting at Mesa Valero gas station sought

MESA, AZ - Mesa police are looking for a man considered to be "armed and dangerous" connected to an overnight deadly shooting at a gas station.

Detective Steve Berry, a spokesman for the Mesa Police Department, said police are looking for a man who shot and killed an employee at the Valero gas station near Broadway and Gilbert roads late Friday night.

Friends tell ABC15 Ibrahim Robles was in his 50s.

Police said a black male shot an employee around 11 p.m. A customer who was in the store at the time of the shooting called authorities. The suspect fled the scene.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries, said Berry.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, medium build, wearing a light-colored hat with a dark-colored bill, black or dark-colored long-sleeve shirt, gray or light-colored pants and black shoes, according to the police report.

Police said the suspect should be considered "armed and dangerous and not approached."

Friends of the victim say they want answers. They don't think this was an isolated shooting.

Up at the register, which was a crime scene just a day ago, it's all his friends can talk about.

They say Robles' son also worked at the store. There are posters of the suspect posted on the windows outside.

"I knew it was revenge. Because people don't take lightly when you mess up their problems," said Robles' close friend Dennis Daege.

Daege said Robles was a no-nonsense kind of guy who kept his customers in line.

"He was a person that, quote, unquote, 'don't play with me, I won't play with you,'" he said.

He may have seemed tough on the outside, but Daege said Robles always had his back.

Daege said he wants the suspect caught to bring justice to his friend.

Anyone with information should contact Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211 or Silent Witness at 480- WITNESS.

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