A witness inside the store at the time of the robbery told police a man entered the store brandishing a handgun and demanded money.
The clerk then complied with the killers demands and handed over the cash, but he was then shot in the chest before the suspect ran out of the store.
"I don't understand," said John Dudzik, of Meriden. "He was a very nice man. Somebody robs you, gives him the money, get out. You don't kill him!"
Police are not saying if the witness was another employee or a customer, and if that person was hiding or was in plain sight.
Meriden police said the clerk was transported to Midstate Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
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