|Christine Ledlow, left, and her daughter: 15 minutes away from clocking out, she'd become just another white person murdered by blacks in what was once the United States of America|
The Mapco where a clerk was shot and killed is still closed for now. The only person around is a security guard.
However, people who knew the clerk are still reeling while police hunt for the second suspect after the first suspect was turned into police by his own parents.
"When I heard about it this morning, my heart broke for her just knowing that could have been me," coworker Nicole Harville said.
The clerk was shot multiple times at approximately 5:30 a.m. Monday at the Mapco gas station on Highway 72 East.
She later died from her injuries. Police confirmed the victim was 43-year-old Christine Ledlow.
Coworkers added that she was just 15 minutes from the end of her shift when the shooting happened.
Corinth Police Department said it received dozens of tips about the two suspects.
Within an hour, they had tips and within five hours, a suspect was behind bars.
The black males who murdered Christine
The police chief contacted the parents of one of the suspects. Those parents brought the 17-year-old to the police station. The second suspect is still at large.
Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance said two teens went into the store to rob it. He believes the teens panicked and opened fire when the clerk hit the panic button. He does not believe the shooting was gang related.
"They had no reason to kill her. She put her hands up. She would have given them anything in the store,” one Corinth native said.
Ledlow's coworkers said she'd been working at the convenience store for six years. They noted that many people see her every morning and get a cup of coffee. They said Ledlow was well-liked around town.
"It’s disturbing,” Police Chief Ralph Dance said. “You don't want to think people are that cold-hearted. She has a family. She is a hard working lady. For someone to gun her down for no reason for money that they didn't even take.”
Ledlow's coworkers said she leaves behind two daughters, 17 and 20 years old.
As the coworkers stood outside the gas station Monday, they said the store will never be the same.
Ledlow's daughter posted a heart wrenching tribute to her mother on Facebook.
It's a tribute to a woman she describes as beautiful, her biggest supporter and someone who is now looking down on her from heaven and smiling.Fifteen minutes.
Fifteen minutes away from clocking out and then two black males walk in to her store.
Micah Bostic and Brooklyn Taylor.
And only fifteen minutes away from clocking out, Christine Ledlow would never again leave the store to see her children.
There is no United States of America anymore, only a country people vaguely remember as once being a nice place to live. Now this great, big landmass is nothing more than a place where we work, shop, eat, and sleep with the greatest of hope that in between these events we don't become just another nameless individual murdered by a black person. WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana