Mike Ngangi, 29, was shot to death while working alone at the Citgo on Parkway East on Saturday, June 3, 2017. In this photo, police responded to a shooting of a clerk at the same store in December 2016. (Jonece Starr Dunigan)
Birmingham store clerk shot to death in apparent overnight holdup
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A Birmingham store clerk was shot to death in a Saturday night holdup.
The shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. at the Citgo in the 9800 block of Parkway East. Police identified the victim as 29-yearold Mike Ngangi.
Birmingham police Sgt. Bryan Shelton said East Precinct officers were dispatched to the store on a robbery alarm. When they arrived, they found two people consoling Ngangi, who had been shot one time.
Ngangi was taken to UAB Hospital where he underwent surgery. He died about 4:30 a.m. at the hospital.
Shelton said it appears robbery was the motive. “Investigators are sure an altercation took place inside the location, and at some point the victim was shot,” Shelton said. The victim was working at the location.
A clerk was shot at the same Citgo in December, but survived. In that incident, the victim was shot with a handgun in the torso area around 9 p.m Police said the suspect, a black male, ran from the scene on foot. Police said the victim has been transported to UAB hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
“People should be able to go to work and return home without being the victim of a crime,” Shelton said Sunday. “Our investigators will work hard to bring this family answers and bring the killer to justice.”READ MORE
Officers responded to the scene and found two people consoling the victim. The victim underwent surgery at UAB Hospital and later died from his wound.
Investigators believe a robbery may have been the motive.
“People should be able to go to work and return home without being the victim of a crime. Our investigators will work hard to bring this family answers and bring the killer to justice,” Sgt. Bryan Shelton said.
Anyone with details about the case is asked to call the police.