Family of gas station murder victim speaks after arrest

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Developments are expected in the case of a man accused of killing convenience store clerk Harry Briggs.

On Wednesday, police arrested and charged 22-year-old Desi Thomas with the murder that happened during a gas station robbery on the night of June 4.

Thursday afternoon, the Marion County Prosecutor and Metro Police are expected to announce whether the murder charge will stand, if more charges are expected and when suspect Desi Thomas will first appear in court.

Briggs was working at Joe’s Junction Convenience Store on West Troy Avenue that June night.

Police say Desi Thomas robbed the gas station and shot Briggs.

Surveillance cameras captured the crime inside and outside, where the suspect was seen skipping away from the crime scene.

Shortly after the arrest, 24-Hour News 8 spoke with Briggs’s brother, Loren Plotner, who called Briggs one of the most generous people he knew.

“What I’m hoping that people will start realizing is that some type of protection has to be put in place for people who are willing to be there who keep these stores open at night.” Plotner said.

A press conference with more on the case is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

Check back with WISHTV.com for updates.

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