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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – A suspect is in custody following the fatal shooting of a Centennial gas station clerk on Thanksgiving. The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office served an arrest warrant on Friday following numerous tips from the public.

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Investigators are not releasing the name or booking photo of the suspect at this time. On Wednesday, deputies released up-close surveillance images of the suspect, who walked into the Valero Gas station at South Quebec Street and East County Line Road.

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The suspect is accused of pointing a handgun at the clerk who put cigarettes and money from the cash register in a shopping bag. The clerk was shot in the stomach after handing over the money.

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The coroner identified the clerk as 24-year-old Mauricio Omar Perez. Deputies said Perez died at the hospital while in surgery.