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Masked Gunman Kills NJ Gas Station Clerk With Single Shot, Flees With Drawer of Cash: Officials

The shooter is still on the run

What to Know

  • A gas station clerk in New Jersey was shot dead after a gunman opened fire during a robbery early Thursday, officials say
  • The gunman is still on the run after the shots rang out at a Speedway gas station on Amboy Avenue in Edison
  • No arrests have been made and police continue to investigate

A robbery turned deadly in New Jersey after a gunman opened fire inside a gas station, officials say. 

The shooter, who is still on the run, fired a single shot at the clerk behind the counter at a Speedway gas station on Amboy Avenue in Edison around 4 a.m. Thursday, authorities said. The clerk, 38-year-old John Bertram, died at the scene and the gunman ran off with a cash register drawer full of money.

Based on security camera footage, authorities believe the gunman is in his teens; he was last seen wearing a maroon or dark red hooded sweatshirt, gloves and a mask, prosecutors said. Authorities released a surveillance image of him pointing the weapon, presumably at the clerk, moments before the deadly shot.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7531 or the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732)745- 4436.

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