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Wayne County man shot and killed during robbery, suspect at large


A clerk at a Wayne County business was shot during a robbery Sunday night and later died of his wounds.

Officers in Waynesboro responded Sunday night to a 911 call from the Lakeside Tobacco Store where they discovered Ashvanbha Patel, 43, shot and in need of medical attention.

Patel was transported to Wayne General hospital where he died.

Wayne County officials are investigating the incident and are in possession of security camera footage of the shooting.

The suspect is described by police as a slender black man between 5-feet-8-inches tall and six-feet tall who was wearing a pullover shirt with a bandana over his face. The suspect was armed and may have fled in a white or light-colored vehicle. He took an undisclosed amount of cash.

Those with information should call the Waynesboro Police Department at 601-735-3192

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