A surveillance video shows the clerk closing the location of Little Caesar just before midnight, turning off the lights and setting the alarm. Video shows the masked man robbing the employee as he stepped out.
"When he stepped out the door, he was immediately attacked by a suspect who was swinging some sort of wooden plank," said Holly Hill Sheriff Stephen Aldrich.
Another surveillance camera detects the suspect walking around in a restaurant that looks like a piece of wood a few minutes before the attack. The police said the perpetrator wore a clown mask and obviously knew when to strike.
"He came dressed as he was with a board in the attack, so he apparently knew when the restaurant was closed," said Aldrich.
The little Caesar's employee said that the suspect hit him face to shoulder and then tried to stab him with scissors, whereupon he drew a gun and fired several shots at his attacker.
The police arrived minutes later and took the masked man to the hospital, where he later died.
Aldrich said Holly Hill's police check that the Little Caesar's employee has a hidden weapons license, adding that the man is currently facing no charges.
That does not seem like that at the time, because as I said, it was an ambush, and it seems he was defending himself, "said Aldrich.
The police returned to the station on Sunday morning Restaurant back to look for evidence of what moti can have
"This is unusual for the city of Holly Hill and we take it very seriously. That's why we are aggressively pursuing it at this point, "said Aldrich.
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