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.
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.