KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – On Saturday evening the Lake County Sheriff’s Office released information about a fatal shooting at a Kelseyville convenience store the previous night that took the life of an employee.
Forrest Seagrave, 33, of Kelseyville, died after being shot during a robbery at Mt. Konocti Gas and Mart on Main Street, as Lake County News has reported.
Along with a brief report, officials also released a clip from a surveillance video showing the suspect outside the store.
Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Brooks said patrol deputies responded to the store at 10:45 p.m. Friday on the report of a robbery.
When they arrived, they found Seagrave, a store employee, suffering from a gunshot wound, Brooks said.
Brooks did not detail the specifics of Seagrave’s injuries, but reports from the scene indicated had been shot at close range in the chest with a handgun.
Seagrave was transported by medical personnel to Sutter Lakeside Hospital, where he died, Brooks said.
Brooks said the suspect was described as a male, approximately 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, with a thin build.
The suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and gloves. He also was wearing some type of mask covering his face, Brooks said.
Reports from the scene had indicated the suspect fled the store on foot with a small amount of money, running through a nearby field.
Throughout Saturday, sheriff’s and District Attorney’s Office staff had been at the scene conducting the investigation.
K-Corps did a grid search of the field near the store through which the suspect had reportedly fled after the shooting.
Brooks said the sheriff’s office is seeking assistance from the public in identifying the suspect, and is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect in the case.
County Supervisor Rob Brown had begun raising the money for the reward first thing Saturday, sending an email to community leaders asking for their support in the effort.
A vigil for Seagrave is set to take place at the store at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 707-263-2690.
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