Do You Know This Man? Suspect Sketch Released In Murder Of Troy Gas Station Clerk

Composite image of suspect (credit: Troy Police Department)

Composite image of suspect (credit: Troy Police Department)

TROY (WWJ) – Authorities in Oakland County have put together a composite image, in hopes of catching a man wanted for murder.

Rochester Hills resident, 63-year-old Athir Putres, was working behind the counter at the Clark gas station at 6951 Rochester Road in Troy last Saturday, when he was shot in the head.

A couple of teenage customers discovered Putres’ body; and police believe the homicide occurred at around 1:20 or 1:25 p.m.

The suspected shooter is described as a black male, 40 to 50 years old , approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall, with medium build, and a mustache.  He was last seen at the rear of the gas station at the time of the incident, and was wearing a light gray, mid-thigh length winter parka.

Anyone who recognizes the man in the image above, or who has any information regarding this incident, is asked to contact the Troy Police Department at (248) 524-3477 or the Troy Police Anonymous Tip Line at 248-524-0777.

MORE: Police Seek Tips In Murder Of Troy Gas Station Clerk


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