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Mon Rai: Police Release Images Of Suspect, Witness In 7-Eleven Shooting (PHOTOS)

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SLMPD
Suspected 7-Eleven shooter.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department -- which has responded to two murders and seven other shootings in the last two days -- has released surveillance photos from the tragic 7-Eleven homicide that claimed the life of a clerk named Mon Rai. The 29-year-old Bhutanese refugee leaves behind a pregnant wife and an eight-year-old son.

The photo to the right is of the suspect, a male of an unknown race who appears to have a light complexion, police say. He is between 5' 6" and 5' 9" tall and has a "medium to stocky build," the department says.

More information and photos on the suspect below -- as well as images of a witness to the heinous crime.

Here are all photos police sent out this afternoon of the suspect:

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Of the suspect police say:

[He is] a male of an unknown race but appears to have a light complexion. He is between 5' 6" and 5' 9" tall. He has a medium to stocky build. He is wearing a black jacket (with grey accents), black pants, black tennis shoes, black gloves and a black ski mask. He was armed with a silver, semi-automatic handgun. The details of the clothing are very important, as we believe the jacket is somewhat unique.

The witness, SLMPD says, is a black male with a medium brown complexion and is between 5' 9" and 5' 11" tall. He has a thin build and facial hair, especially on his chin. His hair is worn in a medium-length Afro on top with close cut sides.

Here are the witness photos, which are clearer:

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Police ask anyone with information on the witness or the suspect to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS. Cops also urge anyone who may have been in the store on Gravois Avenue and Bates Street between 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. on the evening of the incident to call CrimeStoppers.

Our previous coverage of the homicide:

- Mon Rai's Heartbreaking Essay About St. Louis: "My Heart Was Full Of Hopes"
- Mon Rai: Refugee Killed In 7-Eleven, Leaves Behind Son, Pregnant Wife

Send feedback and tips to the author. Follow Sam Levin on Twitter at @SamTLevin.



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KITTY
KITTY

Five will get you ten the "customer" is an accomplice of the thug killer. And what kind of gangsta pussy shoots someone in the back? It's murder in the first so when they catch the killer he will go away for LWOP or get the needle. Personally, I am rooting for the needle!

Scott Tyler
Scott Tyler

I hope they catch him and fry him...

Rick Firestein
Rick Firestein

Probably the witness and the suspect are one in the same!

Esteban Mainzer
Esteban Mainzer

" a male of an unknown race" umm...i think i'm going to take a WILD guess at what race he is.

catchem11
catchem11

Well I'm the guy in the picture so you are terribly mistaken. You should be ASHAMED OF YOURSELF.

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