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SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. -- Sheriff's deputies have apprehended a "person of interest" after a clerk at a gas station was fatally attacked early Saturday morning in Spotsylvania County.

Police say that at approximately 1:35 a.m., a suspect entered the Sunoco Station on the 5300 block of Jefferson Davis Highway. After several minutes, the suspect brutally attacked and killed the 54-year-old store clerk.

The man's identity is not being released at this time.

Spotsylvania County Sheriff's deputies and detectives are currently conducting a forensic examination of the crime scene. They have also released a photo of the suspect that was recovered from the Sunoco's security system.


The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with any information regarding the homicide or the identity of the suspect to either contact them at 540-582-5822 or Crime Solvers at 1-800-928-5822.

This is a developing story.