EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — El Paso police cleared the scene around 2 p.m. after a store clerk was found dead in far east El Paso on Wednesday morning.
Officers said they responded around 5:30 a.m. after someone called to say they couldn't find the store clerk at the 7-Eleven on Zaragoza Road and Sun Fire Boulevard.
Officers entered the store and found the clerk dead from an apparent gunshot wound, according to a news release from the El Paso Police Department.
According to the release, the investigation revealed 25-year-old Arbin Iglesias was the victim of capital murder during a robbery, and his truck was stolen by the offender.
According to the release, El Paso police sent out a nationwide lookout for the victim's stolen vehicle to law enforcement agencies, a gray 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, which was later confirmed through the Texas Department of Public Safety to have been located in Junction, Texas, and the offender deceased.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety's news release, a Texas DPS trooper initiated a traffic stop involving the victim's vehicle on I-10 in Kimble County at around 10:40 a.m. Wednesday morning.
As the trooper approached the vehicle, the driver began firing shots at the trooper, who returned fire, before the suspect fled, according to the release.
Kimble County deputies then assisted in the pursuit after the suspect also fired rounds in their direction. The pursuit ended a short time later when the driver of the vehicle was found dead from a possible self-inflicted gunshot would, according to the release.
El Paso police later identified the deceased suspect as 24-year-old Sharod Chavez Moore.
According to a news release, Moore robbed a security guard of his gun at the Sun Metro Transfer Center located at 1165 Sunmount on Tuesday night. Investigators believe that was the weapon used in the crime that followed the next day.
Police say they are trying to track down those people who originally made that call to law enforcement.
KFOX14 spoke to a few people who work across the street from the 7-Eleven to see how they’re feeling.
“We all kind of got an update on it. (It) was, like, 6 in the morning, so we didn’t know what happened. We just knew that somebody was dead, and at that time, it’s just curiosity, the fact that it’s been this long and other they're still investigating. We’re not getting any real answers,” said David Glim.
“You know, it was shocking. I haven’t heard anything since I’ve been here. Especially for them now, they said it’s suspicious. It’s a little nerve-wracking just to know that’s right across the street from us,” said Idaly Maldonado.
“I mean, I was surprised because, from what I know, it was under suspicious circumstances,” said Christian Alvarado.