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Owner of Gas Station shot and killed during robbery


Praful Patel

JEFFERSONVILLE, KY- The owner of the the Stop & Go gas station in Jeffersonville was shot and killed during a robbery late Thursday night.

Det. Lt. Todd Hollis identified the store’s owner as 49-year-old Praful Patel.

The Stop & Go is located on Allison Lane, right across the street from Jeffersonville High School.

Police say they were sent to the station around 10:50 p.m. after a female customer called 911 to report that she was inside the store and there was no sign of anyone behind the counter when police got there, they found Patel dead in the office area of the store.

In the surveillance video, the suspect can be seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt with the hood drawn over his head and the drawstrings pulled tight to cover his face.

He was also wearing dark sweatpants. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call 812-218-8477