Convenience store manager shot and killed

13News Now Chenue Her has the story

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Norfolk police are investigating a homicide in Berkley after someone shot a convenience store clerk early Monday morning.

The man, 41-year-old Tony Boulos, died at the hospital.

Boulos' family said he was the manager of the Shop 'N Go store on East Liberty Avenue, and he was shot at close range, multiple times in the chest shortly after he closed up the shop.

Cousin Louie Santana and his family said they are trying to make sense of everything.

"I don't think we can. My family is very distraught. We're upset," he said. Santana said he used to work with his cousin at the store.

The way they say it happened, shot up close and multiple times, they think it seemed personal.

"That's somebody saying 'Hey, this has been planted in my head for a while' so I feel like somebody did this, they were planning this for a while and watching his moves," said Stephanie Albarracin, a relative.

To them, the Boulos wasn't just a store manager who was murdered, but someone that loved them and they loved back.

A life taken, Santana said, over possibly an argument over change.

"So petty so small to take somebody's life. That was somebody's son, somebody's brother, somebody's cousin, somebody's friend," he said.

Santana said there was surveillance footage from the store that has been turned over to police.

Investigators haven't released any suspect information.


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