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Convenience store clerk killed in Garden Ridge shooting

Photo: Garden Ridge Police Department

BEXAR COUNTY, Tex. (KTSA News) — A convenience store clerk was shot and killed in Garden Ridge early Wednesday morning.

Garden Ridge police say a man walked into the EZ Mart store on the corner of Nacogdoches Road and FM 3009 with a gun at around 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say he then shot the clerk — identified as 40-year-old Pollyanna Smotherman of Cibolo — took money and lottery tickets before fleeing.

The clerk died at the scene from her injuries.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 20s or 30s. He was wearing a black shirt, dark pants and a red bandanna-style face covering.  Police say he also had some sort of bag with him.

Comal County Crime Stoppers is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to this man’s arrest and/or grand jury indictment.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Garden Ridge police at 210-651-6441 or Comal County Crime Stoppers at 830-620-TIPS.


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