- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

CLEVELAND, Texas (AP) - Police are seeking three masked robbers in the fatal shooting of a clerk during a holdup at a Houston-area convenience store.

Cleveland police say the slaying happened Wednesday night. Investigators say one robber shot the clerk while the other two grabbed cash from the register, then the trio fled.

The wounded clerk managed to call police. The victim died at a Houston hospital. His name wasn’t immediately released.

Cleveland is 40 miles northeast of Houston.

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