7-Eleven Employee Fatally Stabbed in Gaithersburg

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    Police in Montgomery County say a man went into a 7-Eleven overnight in Gaithersburg and stabbed a clerk to death, but they say the motive remains unclear.

    Montgomery County police say a man has been charged with fatally stabbing a clerk at a Gaithersburg convenience store.

    Police say 36-year-old Shaun King attacked Abdul Ghaffar, 63, unprovoked, in the 7-Eleven store on Snouffer School Road early Thursday. A second worker called 911 and as officers arrived, police say they saw King leaving with what appeared to be blood on his hands and clothes.

    After King was handcuffed, police say officers found a box cutter in his pocket. King tried to run, but was quickly caught. 

    7-Eleven Employee Fatally Stabbed in Gaithersburg

    [DC] 7-Eleven Employee Fatally Stabbed in Gaithersburg
    Police say a man is in custody following the death of a 7-Eleven employee in Gaithersburg, Md.

    Robbery does not appear to be a motive in the stabbing, according to authorities. Ghaffar's family member on the scene told News4 Ghaffar knew King. 

    "He used to [be] a customer," the family member said. "He had an argument with him one time."

    Ghaffar, who had cuts to his neck, chin and wrists, was taken to an area hospital, where police say he died. 

    His family told News4 he didn't usually work at that 7-Eleven location and was filling in for someone.

    Police say King has been charged with first-degree murder. 


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