December 22, 2018
Any white man who works at a gas station in a place this diverse is practically begging to be enriched.
It was only a matter of time for this poor chap.
A Gate gas station employee who was shot during an armed robbery Saturday morning has died, family members confirmed to First Coast News on Monday.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is now investigating the robbery as a homicide.
Martin Hower, 55, was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a suspect shot the clerk at the Gate gas station at 7211 Merrill Road in Arlington at around 4:20 a.m.
He later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, family members say.
JSO and gas station clerks describe the suspect, who fled the scene on foot, as an approximate 5’9″ black male in his late teens-early 20s. He fled on foot and is armed with a handgun, police say.
Deputies are reviewing surveillance footage taken at the gas station. The case is now being investigated as a homicide, says JSO.