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Arrest made in Everett convenience store shooting

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EVERETT, Mass. (WHDH) - Police have arrested a man suspected of shooting a clerk at an Everett convenience store last month.

Acting on a tip, a SWAT team apprehended 52-year-old Gary Greene at a Swampscott apartment at about 6 p.m. Sunday.

Police say Greene, who has a Peabody address, faces charges including assault to rob a person over 65, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and the use of a firearm in committing a felony.

One clerk, Mafizvr Rahman Khan, was shot twice in the stomach and a second punched during a robbery at the Neighborhood Convenience Mart in Everett on Feb. 17. The 67-year-old clerk who was shot survived.

Greene was identified as a suspect through video surveillance at the store.

 “There was a still taken from that video. That still was published to the public and the police received upwards of 10 telephone tips,” said Anna Evans, prosecutor.

Among tip terse were Greene's own daughter and that daughter's mother. Greene was held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing.

Greene's lawyer said her client has had a difficult time since his wife died of breast cancer last fall.

Greene had several friends in the courtroom who stand by him, but said he apparently developed a worsening drug problem.

The man police really want, the shooter, is still out there somewhere walk walking the streets. He is at large; no security image has been released of him.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



 
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