Clerk killed in DeKalb gas station shooting

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

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