Employee Shot For Lottery Tickets

Liz Carey

Garden Ridge, TX (WorkersCompensation.com) – Police in Garden Ridge, Texas are searching for the man they think shot a convenience store clerk for cash and lottery tickets.

According to the Garden Ridge Police Department, a man entered the EZ Mart in Garden Ridge around 3 a.m. on day late last month and shot Pollyanna (Pam) Smotherman. The suspect then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash and lottery tickets.

Smotherman, 40, died at the scene, police said.

According to a GoFundMe account set up for the victim’s family, Smotherman took care of her mother, who had recently been diagnosed with cancer. Smotherman was described as being a kind-hearted person, and avid animal lover.

“She would come to anyone’s defense and fight for the rights of all,” the family said. “She never had much but would give all she had to anyone in need.”

The GoFundMe page had raised more than $13,000 as of Friday, July 31.

Police said in a Facebook post that they are looking for a black man, in his 20s to 30s, wearing a black shirt with dark pants and a red bandana, carrying “some sort of tote bag.”

The family also hoped to be able to find the suspect.

“To her cowardice (sic) murderer: you took a life over a few dollars and didn’t even have the courage to look in her eyes,” the family said on their GoFundMe page. “She gave you all she had and would have held the door for you as you left. I can’t wait for the day that I can look in your eyes and dare you to look away!”

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