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Phoenix police ID convenience store clerk shot, killed by customer

Posted at 4:10 AM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 20:34:29-04

PHOENIX — Police say a 30-year-old convenience store clerk is dead after an argument with a customer in Phoenix.

Officers were called to a 7-Eleven store near 99th Avenue and Indian School Road just before midnight Monday for a report of a shooting.

The caller told officials he shot the store clerk, 30-year-old, Abdul Rustamzai, after an argument that escalated when the clerk threw a brick at him.

Rustamzai was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the suspect, 25-year-old Tony Blunk, stayed at the scene and was taken into custody.

He was arrested on a murder charge.

No further information has been released.