The 28-year-old Donahue woman who was fatally shot while working at the Big 10 Mart in Bettendorf Saturday had been an employee of the store for three months, according to the company and police.
Bettendorf police on Monday afternoon identified the slain clerk as Brittany M. Wilson. While few details have been released in the case, police said they believe she was shot in an apparent robbery gone wrong.
Police Chief Keith Kimball said he could not elaborate on the details of what might have happened inside the store. Authorities would not say what, if anything, was taken from the store, citing the ongoing investigation.
He said it does not appear that the shooter and Wilson, who was working alone, knew each other. No arrests have been made in the case, and police have not released a description of a suspect or suspects.
Police were called at 5:40 p.m. Saturday to the Big 10 Mart, 2480 53rd Ave. for a report of a shooting. Kimball said some customers who had come into the store found Wilson and called 911.
Donahue is a small community in Scott County about 10 miles southwest of DeWitt.