Gas station clerk shot on Indianapolis' southwest side
Using interviews as well as the store's surveillance images, detectives say the suspect is a light-skinned black male, late teens to early 20's, 5-feet-10 inches tall, 180 to 200 pounds, with earrings in both ears. He was last seen wearing a black and red Miami Heat hat, a black bandanna over his face, gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black and white sneakers.
A K-9 unit had to be called in to track the suspect who ran away as crews searched neighboring apartment complexes and sub-divisions, but that turned up no clues.
IMPD Chief Rick Hite calls the crime "senseless," especially since the clerks were cooperating with their attacker.
"So we are talking about a person who, obviously, has done this before and has a criminal history of sorts. This is the type of person we are saying we are going after," Hite said.
Investigators don't believe that the 45-year-old store employee has family in the immediate area. Police say he was only on the job for just four days and was still in training when the masked robbery opened fire. As of Thursday morning, Briggs' sister was making plans to come see her brother, left fighting for his life.
Briggs had just moved out of a south Indianapolis apartment building. His former landlord described him as "super nice" and often took in people in need.
"He helped people sometimes. The last dime in his pocket, you know, a good man and I feel terrible," said Mary Black.
As Black hopes for Briggs' recovery, police hope someone recognizes the shooter.
"Someone knows who he is. They will hear his voice, they will see the image and they will know who he is," Hite said.Officers don't believe the man got away with much cash.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 262-TIPS.