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7-Eleven Murder: Victim, shooter lived next door to each other

Victim's family could file lawsuit against 7-11

7-Eleven Murder Update

El Paso, TX - A police report obtained by ABC-7 reveals the 7-Eleven clerk shot and killed last month lived right next door to the man who allegedly murdered him. ABC-7 has also learned the victim's family has retained an attorney. 

On February 20, 2019, 25-year-old Arbin Iglesias was shot and killed while working the overnight shift alone at the 7-11 on the 2100 block of Zaragoza. Police identified the alleged gunman as 24-year-old Sharod Moore.

Police said Moore robbed a security guard of his gun at the Sun Metro Transfer Center located at 1165 Sunmount the night before he allegedly killed Iglesias. "It is believed that was the weapon used in the crime spree that followed the next day," said police.

Authorities said that after Moore killed Iglesias, he stole the victim's pickup and drove east on I-10. Moore made it all the way to Junction, Texas, where he ended up shooting and killing himself following a shootout with officers from the Department of Public Safety.

According to the police report, Iglesias lived at 14238 Craggy Rock Avenue and Moore lived at 14240 Craggy Rock Avenue. The police report further states Moore was a cook at the Applebee's located at 3460 Joe Battle Avenue. 

With Moore dead, Iglesias' family is demanding accountability and has retained Attorney Maxey Scherr, of the Scherr & Legate Law Firm. 

At this time, a lawsuit hasn't been filed, but Scherr is considering the family's options.

"His parents are without their son and they don't want anyone else to have to feel what they have felt," said Scherr said. "The public knows, we all know, that one of the very most dangerous jobs that exists would be working at a convenience store, particularly during the hours that this happened to Arbin." 

Whether Iglesias and Moore knew each other is still unclear and Scherr says that as far as she knows, the attack was random.

"The man who committed this crime also committed a crime the day before and at least one other gas station on the night of this incident," said Scherr.

The police report states Moore left his driver's license at the scene of the murder. Police said Iglesias' body was found in a back office.

Scherr told ABC-7 she's on a mission to look into the safety precautions of 7-Eleven to ensure the convenience store chain is doing everything possible to protect its employees.
 
"People have the right to come home in the same condition that leave their home when they go to work and that didn't happen for Arbin," said Scherr,  "They were waiting for him, they were waiting for that door to open and it never opened and he didn't come home."
 


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