Man arrested in death of Denver 7-Eleven clerk |

Man arrested in death of Denver 7-Eleven clerk

DENVER, Colorado ” Police say a 46-year-old man is in custody in the weekend fatal shooting of a convenience store clerk in south Denver.

Dale Wayne Baylis was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder Wednesday evening outside his home. He is suspected of killing 28-year-old Natnael Mulugeta, an Ethiopian immigrant.

The shooting happened at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday at a 7-Eleven store near Baylis’ home. Officers say they arrived to find the store empty. They later found Mulugeta in a nearby alley with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Mulugeta was taken to a hospital, where he died about two hours later.

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A 7-Eleven spokeswoman says Mulugeta worked at the store for five years and was working alone when he was shot.

Authorities haven’t released a possible motive in the case.

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