Family of murdered Durham store owner needs help

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Family Fare/BP gas station near Guess Road in Durham (WTVD)

The family of a murdered convenience store owner in Durham is in need of help.

Family Fare/BP Franchise owner John Wesley Pruitt, Jr., 41, was shot during an apparent robbery at the gas station near Guess Road and Fawn Avenue around 7 a.m. on Valentine's Day.

Police later charged 16-year-old Jerrell Paylor with murder. He was also shot and suffered critical injuries during the incident.

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An online donation page has been setup in Pruitt's name to help his family with short-term expenses and college tuition when the time comes for his 16-year-old daughter.

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