Lodi Clerk Shot Dead last Friday night, Detectives unsure behind reason for shooting

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Last Friday around 11 p.m., police officers and paramedics responded to a report of a shooting and an unresponsive man at Tokay Liquors on the first block of East Lockeford Street in Lodi, California. 

The unresponsive man was identified as the store’s 59-year-old clerk who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to an official facebook post by the department. 

Surveillance footage showed two suspects wearing face coverings and hooded sweatshirts. According to a spokesman from the Lodi Police Department, detectives are still unsure regarding the motive behind the shooting. 

Eight years ago, the store was also the scene of a shooting when owner Gurminder “Gary” Parmar shot Christopher Driggers, 21 who was an Army soldier suspected of shoplifting a case of beer. The charges against Parmar have been dismissed according to San Joaquin County court records. 

The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information should call 209-333-6727. 

Thomas Lake

Resident tech nerd for the SF Times.