Above: Photo of Darrion Murphy included with news release
(Courtesy of Merced PD)
Originally published by the Merced Police Department:
On November 14, 2023, at approximately 3:07 A.M., the Merced Police Department received a call from a man stating he was shot in the chest at the 7-11 located at 2255 E. Gerard Ave in Merced.
Officers quickly responded to the location and met with the victim who was identified as the store clerk. The victim was transported to a regional trauma center and is in stable condition.
Detectives viewed video surveillance from inside the store which captured the shooting. Murphy entered the store and was armed with a handgun. He pointed the handgun at the clerk while demanding money. Once an undisclosed amount of money was removed from the register, Murphy shot the clerk one time in the chest and fled from the area on a bicycle.
Detectives have been following up on all leads are asking for public assistance from anyone who knows the whereabouts of Murphy.
Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident or to contact Sergeant Kalvin Haygood at (209)385-6998 or by email at email@example.com or Detective Christian Lupian at (209)388-7844 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Case Number: 2023-00060137
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