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Elderly Man Sought in Pharmacist’s Death

April 7, 2004

CLARKSON, Ky. (AP) _ A 73-year-old man who has difficulty walking and is tethered to an oxygen tank was being sought Wednesday in the shooting death of a pharmacist, police said.

Charles Terry allegedly shot Leo Marshall, 52, in the head and back Tuesday night in a pharmacy parking lot, state trooper Steve Pavey said.

Marshall had come out of the store to collect an $18 payment from Terry, who was seated in a sport utility vehicle, Pavey said. Terry handed Marshall a $20 bill, then shot the pharmacist as he returned with the change, police said.

``He just opened fire on him for absolutely no reason at all,″ Pavey said.

Police said Terry had been driven to the pharmacy, about 60 miles southwest of Louisville, by Toby and Amelia Davis.

Amelia Davis was released Tuesday night and told authorities that she and her husband had been unaware of plans to shoot Marshall.

Toby Davis, who police said might have been held against his will overnight, contacted police Wednesday after dropping off Terry, authorities said.

Police were searching the area where Davis said he left Terry.

``It’s just an extremely bizarre thing,″ Pavey said.

Terry has a criminal record dating to the 1950s, police said. In 1980, he was convicted of second-degree rape, promoting prostitution and custodial interference. Terry finished that sentence in 1992.

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