Police release new details as search for suspect in killing of Edmonds clerk continues

Police release new details as search for suspect in killing of Edmonds clerk continues

EDMONDS, Wash. — Detectives with the Edmonds Police Department on Thursday released new information on the suspect in the killing of a 7-Eleven clerk in Edmonds last week.

Nagendiram Kandasamy, 64, was killed early last Friday at the store located on 238th Street Southwest and Highway 99.

Kandasamy was working the graveyard shift at the time of the incident. Police said surveillance video showed a man armed with a gun barge in. The video showed the man jump on the counter and police said Kandasamy was killed less than a minute later.

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According to detectives, the suspect fled in a white, four-door car east on 238th into a neighborhood. Police said the car then made its way to 76th Avenue West and eventually turned east onto the Snohomish and King County line.

Police said the car was waiting outside the store during the robbery and was driven by another person. It is not known if there were any other people in the car.

Police are now asking people in the area to check their home surveillance systems for footage recorded between 4:45 a.m. and 5:05 a.m. Friday.

“It’s our department’s No. 1 priority,” Sgt. Josh McClure, with Edmonds police, said earlier this week. “There’s nothing higher for us.”

7-Eleven, Inc. is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and charge of the person(s) responsible. Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound is offering a $1,000 reward.

7-Eleven, Inc. released this statement:

“Our hearts are with the victim and their family. We are gathering information and working with local law enforcement.”

Anyone who sees the man should not approach him and should call 911.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Edmonds Police Department at 425-771-0200. Tips can also be left at 425-771-0212 or submitted through the Edmonds PD website.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for anyone who wants to help.