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7-Eleven Offering Reward in Murder of St. Louis Clerk

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The suspect is a male of an unknown race but appears to have a light complexion. He is between 5' 6" and  5' 9" tall.

The suspect is a male of an unknown race but appears to have a light complexion. He is between 5′ 6″ and 5′ 9″ tall.

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The 7-Eleven corporation is offering a $5,000 reward in the case of a St. Louis store clerk who was gunned down earlier this summer.

Authorities say a man entered the 7-Eleven store at 5604 Gravois just after midnight on June 10 and shot Bhutanese refugee Mon Rai, 30, in the back.

He later died at a hospital.

Rai came to St. Louis last year with his wife and seven-year-old son. Rai’s wife told police at the time that her husband normally doesn’t work the night shift, but did early that morning so he could take time off for his soon-to-be-born second child.

The $5,000 reward will be given to anyone with information leading to “the apprehension, arrest and indictment” of those responsible for Rai’s death, the company announced Monday.Rai’s death rippled through the immigrant community in St. Louis. It was the second murder of a foreign store clerk in the span of a few weeks.

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