CHICAGO (CBS) — A 27-year-old man has been indicted in the fatal shooting of a 7-Eleven clerk during a January robbery in northwest Indiana.
U.S. Attorney David Capp said Eric Dillon was identified as the man seen on security video, shooting 60-year-old Roger Unton on Jan. 20 at the 7-Eleven at 6031 Hohman Ave in Hammond.
“The indictment alleges that Dillon went into the 7-Eleven in the early morning hours, armed with a handgun, to commit robbery. Mr. Roger Unton was working that morning, and Dillon shot and killed Mr. Unton,” Capp said.
Dillon has been indicted on three counts, including murder, a federal robbery charge, and brandishing or discharging a firearm.
Surveillance cameras in the store recorded the robbery and shooting, including close-ups of the gunman, who was wearing a mask and a wig.
Authorities have said the robber shot Unton after becoming enraged when the clerk hit the store’s panic button.
“This was a senseless, tragic killing that has shaken this community,” Capp said.