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Las Vegas mother-of-four is gunned down after stealing a SALAD from 7-Eleven and running away from the store clerk

A tragic incident unfolded in Las Vegas as a mother-of-four, Mallory Angel Armijo, was shot and killed by a clerk at a 7-Eleven convenience store on East Sahara Avenue near the Las Vegas strip. The incident occurred around 12:16 am on Friday.

According to Armijo’s sister, Rachel Wright, a confrontation erupted between Armijo and the store cashier after Armijo reportedly stole a salad. Wright explained that Armijo had taken the salad for her hungry girlfriend, as they were short on money. The argument between Armijo and the cashier escalated outside the store.

Wright shared, “The teller was fighting my sister to get her purse, and knocked her down to the ground.” Tragically, Armijo was shot three times in the back as she walked away from the altercation.

Describing her sister, Wright said, “Mallory was a good girl. Yeah, she stole a salad, and I’m not condoning that at all, but she didn’t deserve what she got for that. She’s a mother of four. She’s a good woman. It’s terrible. It was such a senseless crime. I’m still in shock.”

The victim’s family and friends gathered for a vigil at the shooting site on Monday evening to remember and honor Armijo. Wright expressed her appreciation for the community’s support during this difficult time. She described Armijo as a happy, loving soul who always forgave people and had a positive spirit. The family is now focusing on grieving, moving forward, and taking care of Armijo’s children.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is currently reviewing details of the incident, and the Clark County District Attorney’s Office is involved. The identity of the shooter has not been disclosed publicly at this time.

Paul joined the Manchester Evening News in 2004 and Tosbos in 2022. A senior reporter, he's experienced in crime and court reporting - and also holds the defense portfolio.


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