Clerk Found Fatally Shot in Arlington Convenience Store

Arlington police released photos from surveillance footage at EZ Mart in the 100 block of East Bardin Road that a man enter the store around 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 17, 2021, shoot the clerk and rob the store.
Arlington Police Department

Arlington police are looking for a man they say fatally shot a convenience store clerk early Sunday morning.

At about 5 a.m., a customer went into the E-Z Mart in the 100 block of East Bardin Road and found the clerk unresponsive on the floor behind the counter, police said.

The man, identified later Sunday as Jordan Scott Hightower, was pronounced dead at the store.

Police said surveillance footage from the store showed a man go in the store around 3:30 a.m., shoot the victim multiple times and take several items from the store.

The man fled on foot eastbound on Bardin, police said.

Police described the suspect as a black man with a slim build and long hair wearing a red baseball cap and jacket and a dark colored shirt.

No calls had made or alarms sounded from the store before the customer who found the man walked in, police said.

Shortly before the shooting, another person had been in the store. Police hope to speak to that customer to determine if they saw anything.

E-Z Mart has offered a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of the suspect in the shooting. Anonymous tips may be made by calling Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477. Tips may also be made by calling Detective Jennifer Rodriguez at 817-459-5650.

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