Reward Offered in Deadly Convenience Store Robbery

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A Rowan County bail bondsman is offering a $500 reward in hopes of helping police track down the shooter from a deadly robbery in Spencer.

Phillip Bradshaw of Bradshaw's Bail Bonding Co. is behind the reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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Deyanira "Dee" Rios, 20, was shot at the Real's Latin Mix Convenience Store early Friday morning after she had just opened the store for the day. She later died at the hospital. The store's owner, Liliana Spears, told Channel 9 that Rios was working an additional shift that day to earn extra money to help support her family. Spears said the shooter only got away with less than $100.

"What a senseless way for a young lady to die for a little bit of money," she said.

Authorities searched for the gunman on Friday using K-9 units, but so far no arrests have been made. Investigators are reviewing surveillance video of the robbery.

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Kanden Cameron lives less than a mile away and said he comes to Real's regularly.

"I could have been in the store, or anybody could have been in the store at that time and they could have got killed, too," Cameron said.

Vivian Henderson worked at the convenience store in the past and said she knew Rios.

"It just reminds you, you know, how your life can be taken at any moment," she said. "One minute you're here and the next minute you're gone."

Spears said this is the first time something like this has happened in 10 years at her store. Rios had only been working there for six months.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.