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Police ID man fatally shot a Belleville store

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — A man who was fatally shot over the weekend at a southern Illinois convenience store has been identified as a store employee police believe was shot during an attempted armed robbery. Fifty-one-year-old Douglas W. Cimperman of Belleville was found wounded Saturday night in the parking of the ZX gas station and convenience store, and pronounced dead at the scene. Belleville Police Department Capt. Mark Heffernan tells the Belleville News-Democrat that the police investigation suggests Cimperman was shot during a random attack while he “ was simply doing his job" at the convenience store in the city about 15 miles southeast of St. Louis.

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