A tragic incident unfolded at a convenience store near the Las Vegas strip last week, as a Nevada mother of four was shot and killed by a cashier. The victim’s family claims that the fatal encounter occurred after she stole a salad due to her inability to pay for it. The shocking incident has left the community in shock and raised questions about the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
In the early hours of Friday, 35-year-old Mallory Angel Armijo was fatally shot by a clerk at a 7-Eleven. The victim’s sister, Rachel Wright, revealed in an interview that Armijo had taken the salad for her hungry girlfriend, as they were both short on money. A confrontation between Armijo and the cashier ensued outside the store, leading to a struggle over her purse. Witnesses claim that a bystander intervened, urging the cashier to release Armijo. Tragically, as Armijo walked away, she was shot three times in the back.
Wright expressed her grief, emphasizing that while her sister’s actions were not condoned, the punishment she received was disproportionate. Armijo was a mother of four and remembered as a good-hearted woman, making the senseless crime all the more devastating. Wright also alleged that the cashier, whose identity remains undisclosed, had a criminal background, including incidents of assault. She questioned how someone with such a history was allowed to be employed at the store.
The loved ones of Armijo are shattered by the loss but remain determined to move forward for the sake of her children. Wright spoke fondly of her sister, describing her as a happy and forgiving person who never held grudges.
The community has come together to remember Armijo and support her family during this difficult time. A candlelight vigil was held outside of the 7-Eleven store where the woman was shot to death.