Home Depot employee fatally shot in parking lot after work

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Posted: Sep 06, 2015 4:55 PM

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a Home Depot employee has been fatally shot after he left work.

Local media outlets report that police Capt. Gregg Rector says 25-year-old Xavier Montez Beasley was found lying in the parking lot at Home Depot in Hoover, about 12 miles south of Birmingham. Police say they received a call around 12:31 a.m. Saturday about shots fired at the store.

Rector says Beasley was shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Rector says the store had been closed several hours, but some employees often work past closing time.

Investigators still don't know a motive behind the shooting. Rector says there were no words exchanged before the shooting and no robbery attempt.

The shooter fled the scene on foot and has not been caught.