Talladega grocery store owner found shot to death behind counter, homicide investigation underway

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William Gerry Taylor (Talladega County Sheriff’s Office)

TALLADEGA, Ala. (WIAT) — The Talladega County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide after a grocery store owner was found shot to death inside the building Tuesday afternoon.

According to TCSO, deputies received a call from a customer who discovered an unresponsive man behind the counter of Four-Way Grocery on Plant Road. The man was later identified as the owner of the store, 73-year-old William Gerry Taylor.

Authorities are investigating the incident as a homicide. No suspects or motives have been identified at this time.

Central Alabama Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone with information that leads to an arrest of any suspects involved in the shooting.

No other information has been released. Stay with CBS 42 as this is a developing story. If you have any information on the shooting, you’re asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 334-215-7867.

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