Police ID teen killed in Wichita store holdup

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Police in Wichita say a 16-year-old boy shot to death by a convenience store clerk on Thanksgiving also robbed the business a week earlier.

Authorities identified the boy Monday as Giorgio Rock. Police said he and two others tried to rob KC Gas Groceries on North Broadway around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Investigators said Rock was one of two armed robbers who forced a clerk back inside just after closing time on Nov. 16. They emptied the cash registers and ran off.

In the Thanksgiving holdup, police say Rock and a 19-year-old entered the store while another 19-year-old waited outside. Officers said Rock crawled under a counter and pointed a realistic-looking pellet gun at the clerk, who grabbed a handgun and opened fire.

Both 19-year-olds are under arrest.