NJ gas station clerk slain

February 23, 2009 4:24:57 AM PST
Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a gas station attendant in North Jersey. Police discovered 29-year-old Daniel Pritchard, dying of a gunshot wound in the station's office, after responding to a panic alarm at a Verona gas station Tuesday evening.

Essex County Prosecutor Paula Dow says Boonton died at the Claridge Sunoco shortly after 5 p.m. He had been shot at least once, but authorities did not say whether he was shot inside the office or outdoors.

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Information from: The Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com/starledger

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