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Kelseyville store clerk's slaying called 'frightening event'

The search continued Sunday for a suspect in a deadly Kelseyville convenience-store robbery.

Mt. Konocti Gas & Mart night clerk Forrest Seagrave, 33, was shot and killed Friday night during the holdup.

Lake County sheriff's deputies believe a hooded person caught by the store's outdoor video surveillance camera is responsible.

The short clip shows the suspect walking through the parking lot at about 10:45 p.m. and heading the other way about 20 seconds later. A face isn't visible.

Rob Brown, a Lake County supervisor and bail bondsman, said leads have been pouring in since the shooting. He said local residents are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

"They are turning over every rock," Brown said. "We've got to catch this guy. People are scared out of their wits."

The Main Street store remained closed Sunday morning and was cordoned off with yellow police tape, Brown said.

A woman who answered the phone would not discuss the slaying, referring calls to the Sheriff's Office. A sheriff's spokesman didn't immediately return a call.

About 200 people showed up Saturday night for a candlelight vigil for Seagrave, a Kelseyville High School graduate. He had worked at the store since 2006 and lived with his mother. Family members could not be reached.

Brown said Seagrave and two other employees were in the store at the time of the shooting.


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