Circle K Cashier Killed In Lake Elsinore Shooting

Circle K Cashier Killed In Lake Elsinore Shooting


LIVE FROM THE CBS BROADCAST CENTER IN LOS ANGELES, THIS IS “CBS 2 NEWS” AT 6:00 P.M. RICK: NOW AT SIX, A NEW DEVELOPMENT IN THE MURDER MYSTERY OF A CIRCLE K CLERK WHOSE BODY WAS FOUND INSIDE THE STORE IN LAKE ELSINORE. PAT: THERE LIVE AT THE SCENE WITH REACTION FROM CUSTOMERS. MICHELLE. REPORTER: CUSTOMERS LOVED ERIC WHITCOMB THAT HE SAID THE OVERNIGHT CLERK HAD A HEART OF GOLD. TODAY THEY HAVE BEEN SHOWING UP AT THE STORE ALL DAY LONG SHOT AND SO SAD. I AM BLOWN AWAY. REPORTER: A CUSTOMER OF CIRCLE K CLERK IS HORRIFIED THIS LONGTIME EMPLOYEE WAS SHOT THIS MORNING INSIDE THE STORE. FOR 12 YEARS THEY KNEW HIM AS THE KIND FRIENDLY CASHIER ON THE OVERNIGHT SHIFT. HE WAS A PERFECT GENTLEMAN. THERE WERE A FEW TIMES I FORGOT MY WALLET AND HE SAID GO AHEAD AND TAKE YOUR COFFEE. REPORTER: WHEN NEIGHBORS HEARD GUNSHOTS COMING FROM CIRCLE K AND SAW THE SHATTERED GLASS, THEY IMMEDIATELY THOUGHT OF ERIC WHO LAY DEAD ON THE FLOOR. HIS RED CAR WAS IN THE SPOT WHERE HE HAD ALWAYS PARKED IT. FORMER COWORKER JACKIE RODRIGUEZ SAID HE WOULD ALWAYS SHOW UP EARLY AND READ IN THE CAR AND HE KNEW NEVER TO CONFRONT THE ROBBER. HE PROBABLY WOULD’VE SAID TAKE WHAT YOU NEED AND JUST LEAVE. HE WAS NEVER SOMEBODY WHO WOULD CONFRONT YOU ABOUT ANYTHING LIKE THAT. IT’S NO SURPRISE SOMETHING LIKE THAT HAPPENED HERE SAID THE WOMAN WHO LIVES ACROSS THE STREET. SHE IS AFRAID TO SHOP HERE. THE CAMP ENOUGH MONEY TO MAKE IT WORTHWHILE. THESE PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING AND A MEAGER LIVING AT THAT. A RIVERSIDE COUNTY S.W.A.T. TEAM ORDERED A MAN NAMED JAMES OUT OF HIS HOUSE. HE CAME OUT IN HIS PAJAMAS WITH HIS HANDS UP. HE IS A PERSON OF INTEREST IN THE KILLING. DETECTIVES WILL NOT IDENTIFY THAT PERSON OF INTEREST OR WHAT

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  1. This is how my store is…. corporate don't care about us,they just want there money…. I had a dangerous situation last week resulting in a man being arrested an charged with a felony… no one from corprate has even called to see if I'm ok … circle k is the lowest paying company,with the most problems ….. not worth dying for

  2. I recently got hired at circle k in El Monte,CA and I work several days on graveyard shift. R.I.P fellow circle k employee. My condolence to your family. I hope I never experience an arm robbery while working here!!!

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