Unidentified Man, 52, Shot by 19-Year-Old Clerk Over Stolen 12-Pack, Bayou Body Count No. 90

A man who walked out of a Third Ward convenience store with an unpaid-for 12-pack of beer was shot by the store's 19-year-old clerk, police say.

The victim, whose name has not been released, had been accused of stealing from the store before. He entered the store in the 3300 block of Elgin shortly after midnight today and walked out with the 12-pack without paying, HPD says.

His body was found just outside the front door, police say. The clerk's name was not released.

No charges have been filed, but the investigation is continuing. The case will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

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