An unidentified suspect armed with a shotgun entered the 7-11 sometime before 9 p.m. Friday and demanded money from store employee Bekurestsion K. Gebreamlak, who was behind the counter.
During the course of the robbery, the suspect shot 57-year-old Gebreamlak in the upper body, before fleeing.
Officers arriving on the scene at 9:04 p.m found Gebreamlak dead.
The police are still investigating the circumstances of the homicide, but they describe the suspect as a light-skinned black male wearing a long black coat, black-knit hat, two-tone blue jeans, dark sunglasses and gloves.
Police are asking anyone with information about the case to call the Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925. Anonymous calls can be placed to Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Police are offering a cash reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect.