EASLEY, SC (FOX Carolina) Easley police have released a new surveillance image of one of the two suspects being sought in a deadly armed robbery at a con

Easley's police chief said officers are trying to track down two suspects after a Stacey Childress, 49, was found shot at B Pam’s Food Mart on Dec. 14.

The store is located at 201 NE Main St in Easley.

Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley said 49-year-old Stacey Regina Childress lived in Piedmont. 

Stacey Branham

Stacey Branham, 49, was fatally shot while working at B Pams Food Mart. 

The coroner said Stacy Childress passed away from a single gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Tollison said officers are searching for two men who disguised their faces when they entered the store.

One of the men was wearing an orange ski mask, gray long-sleeve shirt, and black west. The other was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white cloth mask covering his face from the nose down.

Both men were around 5'10" to 6-feet-tall.

Police said the men fled in a 2014-2017 silver Subaru Forester that turned left on North Main Street and went toward Haygood.

Chief Tollison confirmed that Childress had a gun and tried to defend herself. There is no definitive evidence if the suspects had been hit.

On Wednesday, Dec. 19, Tollison released a new surveillance image of the suspect in the orange mask. 

"EPD is asking people to look at this image and see if anyone recognizes this person by the limited facial features shown," Tollison said. "This is the best image quality that is available."

New photo of suspect

New surveillance image of suspect (Source: Easley PD)

FAMILY REACTION

The victim's son, Dalton Kirby, spoke to reporters at the gas station. He said his mother had worked at the gas station for more than three years. He said she left behind a grandbaby, and another on the way.

“Let’s find them, because there is no reason she shouldn’t be here to see her grandbaby be born,” Kirby said, pleading for anyone in the area who saw anything suspicious to call police.

 “Please, anyone around the Easley area, the silver Subaru Forester that was seen in this area, just call in the license plate, and help catch them,” Dalton said. “I know someone out there has to have some kind of lead to help with this.”

Kirby said his mother had worked at the gas station for more than three years and knew everyone.

FUNERAL 

Monday, a visitation was held for Stacey. On Tuesday, friends and family said goodbye during a funeral service.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

A GoFundMe has been set up in Stacey's honor to help her family with the final arrangements. If you would like to donate, you can go here

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