Kelso Employee Shot, Killed In Robbery

Kelso Police are trying to identify a suspect who shot and killed a convenience store clerk during a robbery Tuesday morning.

The robbery happened at Holt's Quik Chek, located at 400 Cowlitz Way in Kelso around 4:12 a.m.

The clerk, identified as 30-year-old Kayla Chapman, was able to call 911 for help despite her wounds.

The suspect is believed to be a black, or dark skinned, male. He used a hat and bandana to cover his head and face. 

The suspect vehicle is described as a newer white four door sedan.  

Police believe there were other occupants in the vehicle.

The Washington State Patrol sent its crime scene unit to assist with the investigation.

If you have any information, contact Kelso Police at 360-423-1270 

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