Two men charged with capital murder after store owner dies in robbery attempt, cops say

two men charged with capital murder following robbery that killed store owner
Source: Bexar County Sheriff's Office

May. 24 2021, Published 12:29 p.m. ET

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A Texas store owner was shot during a robbery and died more than a year and a half later. The gap between the robbery and death didn't stop prosecutors from charging the two suspects now with capital murder.

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In July 2019, Gemunu Gamarachchilage was shot during a robbery of his convenience store, police said.

Gamarachchilage was taken to the hospital and he died in December of 2020 as a result of the injuries he sustained in the shooting, court documents said.

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News 4 San Antonio reported the death certificate described “the immediate cause of death as complications of gunshot wounds and the manner of death is listed as a homicide.”

When the shooting occurred, three suspects - Armando NarvaezCami Payton and Zion Talavera - were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, according to authorities.

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As a result of the victim's death, Narvaez and Talavera were charged in connection to Gamarachchilage's killing and were indicted for intentionally causing the death of the convenience store owner, authorities said.

According to authorities, Payton is already serving 10 years in prison for his role in the robbery.

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