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Clerk killed during robbery at gas station in Baton Rouge was LSU grad student

Posted at 11:02 AM, Sep 07, 2019

A shooting at a gas station early this morning left one man dead.

WBRZ reports that police EBR Detectives responded to a shooting around 3:30 Saturday morning at the Mr. Lucky's Valero Gas Station at 1400 Airline Highway.

Police say a man entered the building and shot the clerk before robbing the store.

Md Firoz Firoz-Ulamin, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Advocate is reporting that Firoz-Ulamin was a grad student at LSU, a Ph.D. student in the university's Computer Science and Engineering program. He was scheduled to graduate in 2023.

According to The Advocate, Firoz-Ulamin already held a bachelor's degree and master's degree in computer science and engineering from Jahangirnagar University in Bangladesh.

He was planning on returning home in December to get married. He then planned on bringing his wife to the U.S. and finishing his degree at LSU.

LSU President F. King Alexander released the following statement about Firoz-Ulamin's death:

The entire LSU community mourns the tragic loss of Ph.D. student Md Firoz-Ulamin. He was an incredibly gifted student and researcher with such a promising future. Our thoughts are with his family, fellow students and his professors in the Computer Science and Engineering program at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the EBR Sheriff's Office at 389-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.

Read more from The Advocate here.