A Glendale police car sits in the parking lot of an ampm store after a deadly shooting. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Scott White and his wife Josie (Source: Family photo)
(Source: Family photo)
Scott White (Source: Family photo)
GLENDALE, AZ (CBS5) -
The convenience store employee who was shot to death by a customer early Monday morning in Glendale was working nights so he and his wife could better care for their autistic son, the slain man's brother said.
Scott White, 26, of Glendale, a worker at the ampm store at 99th and Glendale avenues, was shot and killed about 1:45 a.m., said Officer Tracey Breeden of the Glendale Police Department.
White's brother, Robert White, said his brother worked the night shift at the store so his wife could work days while he cared for their 3 1/2-year-old autistic son.
Glendale police said Tuesday they are confident that a man who was shot and killed by Arizona Department of Public Safety officers on U.S. Highway 60 later that morning is believed to have killed Scott White.
Andrew Rael is believed to have put gasoline in a stolen Jaguar sedan, went into the store, came out, drove his vehicle to the front of the store and confronted Scott White, who was standing outside the business smoking a cigarette.
Witnesses heard Scott White asking the suspect to leave the property shortly before the suspect produced a gun and shot Scott White several times, killing him, police said.
The motive for the shooting is still not clear.
Robert White said the shooting was captured on the store's surveillance video and showed the man believed to be Rael give the victim $25 and then approach Scott White when he went outside for a cigarette.
"He raised a gun at my brother's chest," Robert White said. "They talked. He lowered it. They talked more. He raised it and shot him in the chest. Then he fell down and he walked over and shot him two more times. Then he whispered something in his ear and drove off."
Robert White said his brother had no life insurance and that his employer did not offer benefits. However, he said a fund has been set up for donations to help Scott White's wife and son:
Daniel Scott White Donation Fund Wells Fargo Bank Account No. 6309706304
Monday, July 28 2014 1:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 05:54:28 GMT
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