7-Eleven store clerk found shot dead in Edmonds after attempted robbery

EDMONDS, Wash. -- A customer who walked into a 7-Eleven store in Edmonds made a horrifying discovery Friday morning: the store clerk was lying on the floor, unresponsive and bleeding.

According to Edmonds Police, the customer called 911 about 5 a.m. Friday, and when officers arrived, they found the 64-year-old clerk from Edmonds dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Surveillance video from the store identifies one suspect -- a white man, possibly in his 20s, seen wearing black shoes, black pants and a red and black jacket. The hood of his jacket was up and his face was covered when he entered the store.

Police have released a photo of the suspect and urge anyone with information to contact the Edmonds Police Department at policetips@edmondswa.gov or the tip line (monitored) at 425-771-0212. You can also submit anonymous tips online.

The suspect is considered a "serious threat" to the public, police said. If you see him, don't approach him. Call 911 immediately.

Police have not released any additional information about the victim or the suspect.