A convenience store clerk in Carter Lake was shot and killed overnight. Police were called to the store just after ten o’clock Thursday night after they received a call of a person shot.
Thirty-nine-year-old Robert Bates apparently called his girlfriend immediately after the shooting begging for her help. By the time police arrived, he was already dead. Bates leaves behind an eight-year-old son and daughter. An autopsy is planned at the Iowa Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny. Police continue to investigate the murder.