Suspect identified in shooting that left 7-Eleven clerk injured in Merced, police say

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- Merced police have identified the man accused of shooting a convenience store clerk during a robbery.

The shooting happened around 3 am Tuesday on Gerard Avenue and Carmel Road near Highway 99.

On Wednesday, authorities announced that an arrest warrant had been issued for 21-year-old Darrion Wayne Murphy.

Officials say he is now wanted for attempted murder.

Officers say surveillance video shows the suspect pointing a gun at the clerk who then takes cash out of the register.

Authorities say Murphy then shoots the victim before taking off on a bike.

The store clerk was taken to a trauma center.

Anyone with information on the incident or Murphy's location is urged to contact Merced police.

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