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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Customer stepped over dying clerk to steal cash from register


Kansas City police have released the name of a 25-year-old UMKC student who was slain while working at an Inner City Oil gas station. Sujendra Amarasingham, a native of Sri Lanka, had been studying computer and electrical engineering. He was fatally shot early Tuesday near 59th and Swope Parkway, Christine Vendel reports.

The gunman waited for Amarasingham to come outside from his secured bullet-resistant booth to empty trash. Amarasingham apparently saw the gunman and ran back into the building but was shot at the front door. The gunman stepped over Amarasingham’s body and stole merchandise, but no cash.

A customer arrived a few minutes later and tried to pay for gas. The customer saw Amarasingham dying on the floor and stepped over him to steal cash from the register. The customer left without offering help or notifying police.

I put the bolding in that second paragraph. It's been a while since I've been surprised at this city's criminals. But that one is a new low.


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