Police have released images of the two suspects who shot a gas station clerk during a robbery in Marengo and are asking the public for help in identifying them.
The Marengo Police Department and Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts responded around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday to the Circle K Shell gas station, 600 North State Street, for a report of a shooting and armed robbery.
Marengo Police Department Sgt. Andrew Kjellgren said officers found an adult victim suffering from a gunshot wound.
The victim was treated at the scene by paramedics and flown to Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford in stable condition, according to Marengo Fire Protection District Capt. Patrick Fanning.
The 35-year-old victim, an on-duty gas station clerk, was shot once in the leg during an armed robbery.
Kjellgren said two men entered the store armed with handguns and tried robbing the business.
Suspect 1 is described as a male Hispanic, 25-35 years old, approximately 5-foot-4 or 5-foot 5, with a tattoo or mark on the right cheek, wearing a black hoodie with the text “DUCKIN BAD VIBES” on the chest and armed with a handgun.
Suspect 2 is described as a male Hispanic, 25-35 years old, approximately 5-foot-8 to 6-foot-1, wearing a black jacket with a stripe on the shoulder and an unidentified white logo on the right chest, black jeans, tan boots and armed with a handgun.
The suspects fled the scene after shooting the employee and police are asking the public for information on the crime.
Those who have information are asked to call the Marengo Police Department at 815-568-7231 or the McHenry County Crime Stoppers at 800-762-7867.