Police are investigating a shooting in DeKalb County Monday morning that left a gas station clerk dead.
Regular customers fought back tears as they talked about 53-year-old Harry Wells, a husband, father, pastor and convenient store clerk at Exxon at the corner of Memorial Drive and Covington Highway.
DeKalb County Police told FOX 5 News that someone came in, shot and killed the father of six for unknown reasons.
Customer Johnny Bount was in the store when the killing happened Monday morning at 4a.m.
"[A] guy walked in and I heard a shot. I looked and he had put the gun down and walked out," witness Johnny Blount remembered.
Blount said that no words were exchanged.
Customers told FOX 5 News that Wells would give you the shirt off his back, always kept a Bible nearby and talked about starting a ministry for the homeless.
"He's a very good man. It is very shocking. And they are saying in the face. I can't imagine any enemies towards him," customer Kenya Frieson said.
I was supposed to help him going into this ministry, trying to get him a church," Blount recalled.
Police said they have surveillance video of the murder, but they are not ready to release it.
"It is very sad. When I heard, I couldn't control my tears,” his co-worker said.
Witnesses told police a black male in his 20s shot Wells and fled on foot. Investigators continue to search for a suspect.
Police say a motive is unclear at this time