Surveillance video released of Dollar General murder suspect

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Police have released surveillance video of a suspect wanted for the murder of a Dollar General employee.   Robert Woods, 40, was covering another employee's shift when he was gunned down at the 4038 North Grand location.

The suspect walked into the store just after 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1 attempting to commit a robbery and then started shooting.  Woods was struck by a bullet and killed.  The suspect ran from the store empty-handed.

Police say the suspect is described as a black male with a medium build.  He was wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt, purple or blue sweatpants and a baseball cap with a red bill.  The suspect was last seen fleeing east on foot, through an apartment complex armed with a handgun.

If you have any information you are asked to call St. Louis Metro PD or Crimestoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS or the Homicide Division at (314) 444-5371..