Police are looking for a suspect who committed a horrific crime on Thursday, October 1, after he attempted robbery at a 7-Eleven in Waldorf, Maryland, and shot dead the clerk, 49-year-old Lynn Marie Maher.
According to costumers who were inside the store at the time of the incident and witnessed the whole thing, the killer was a black man around 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-10 tall and wore surgical mask, jeans, dark tennis shoes, and a hooded sweatshirt. He was said to had fled the place on foot and it is still unknown whether he used a car or not.
At the time Lynn was shot, she was reported to be compliant with the suspect, according to Charles County Police spokeswoman Diane Richardson.
A 7-Eleven clerk in Waldorf was shot and killed early Thursday after she had been compliant with a robbery suspect at her business.
Lynn Marie Maher was a mother of four.
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Lynn was a mother of four. Her brother-in-law, Chris Maher, said how she and his brother were high school sweethearts who went separate ways but reconnected years after and were married for ten years.
According to him, Lynn loved her job at the store and even knew most of the customers by name. She was a kind-hearted person who had a black belt in Taekwondo and spent her free time teaching unprivileged children this martial art.
The victim’s children are between 17 and 25 years old. Maher said how one of her kids is a Marine based in California and is currently trying to make arrangements to get back home for his mother’s funeral.
Following the deadly shooting, 7-Eleven provided a statement, writing, “Our hearts are with the victim’s family. We are working with the local Franchisee to gather information and provide local law enforcement with any information helpful to their investigation. The store is currently closed while police complete their investigation.“
The police is asking from the public to help track the killer down and call the station in case they have any information that could lead to his arrest.
They can call Det. J. Feldman at (301) 609-6474 or contact Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.
“This is a very quiet area,” Richardson said. “It’s unusual that something like this happens. We think that the community obviously will be outraged, and again if anybody knows anything, we’re hoping that they’ll call.”
Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $2,500 and 7-Eleven is offering a reward up to $10,000 leading to the arrest of the suspect.