Rite Aid employee shot at Northeast store

DC Police need your help identifying the suspect in an assault at a local pharmacy.

Sunday night, an armed man walked into the Rite Aid, located in the 1400 block of Rhode Island Avenue, NE, and shot an assistant manager in what is believed to be a robbery attempt.

"My cousin was shot. He is in ICU; he just had surgery," says the victim's cousin, Patricia Nalls.

Nalls' cousin is the second Rite Aid employee to be shot at the Rhode Island Avenue store.

In April, surveillance cameras captured a different gunman as he walked into the pharmacy, robbed the cash register and shot the then manager. Employees say that manager is learning how to walk again at a rehab hospital.

In both incidents, the store had unarmed security guards. Privately, employees told ABC7 they want armed guards.

The assistant manager injured Sept. 9 was shot in both legs.

"It punctured an artery that we know that will go straight to the heart, so they had to go in and stop the bleeding, Nalls explains. "...they may have to go back and do a second operation. We're not sure what' they're going right now."

Police have released surveillance footage of the suspect. He is described as The suspect is described as a black male, 5'8" to 6' tall with a slim build. Police say the man has a dark complexion and was last seen wearing a striped, long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans and a white baseball cap. The suspect also wore a surgical mask to conceal a portion of his face, police add.

Do you recognize the man in the surveillance footage from the Sept. 9 shooting below?

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