Officer Carl Christiansen said police believe a man with a semiautomatic handgun and a bandana tied over his face walked into the gas station, located on N.M. 344 near Route 66, around 4 p.m., robbed the attendant and shot him. The attendant was transported to a hospital where he died.
Christiansen said in a news release that the suspect was described as white or Hispanic, approximately 25 to 30 years old, thin and around 6 feet tall. He said it is not clear what was taken from the fuel center during the robbery.
Police have not released the victim’s name or age.
— NMSP (@NMStatePolice) February 12, 2018