Sheriff's investigators are searching for three men who donned ski masks before robbing a Warren County store and fatally shooting the clerk less than an hour before closing time.
Warren County Sheriff Johnny Williams said the men were recorded on surveillance video about 9 p.m. Friday at Papa's Country Store and Grill on U.S. Highway 401 near Norlina.
The victim was identified as 41-year-old Randy Terrell. He was shot in the side and found dead behind the counter.
Williams said video showed that the men carried a sawed-off shotgun and rifles.