A store clerk at QuikTrip has died after being shot in Mesa early Thursday morning.  According to Mesa police, witnesses claim the clerk and another man were fighting when the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the clerk.  The clerk died a short time later.  After the shooting, the suspect took off and sped through

the East Valley.  Police pulled the suspect over, but after the initial stop, the suspect took off and a high-speed chase ensued.  After chasing the suspect for several miles, the suspect was caught in Phoenix near 19th Avenue and Buckeye Road. The motive behind the shooting is unknown and it’s unclear whether the suspect knew the clerk.

Kris Dugan