KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Around 7:30 Thursday morning Killeen police got a report of a stabbing at the Sun Mart at 817 East Rancier.
When officers arrived they found a female stabbing victim.
She was transported in critical condition to Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Temple.
According to Killeen police, a man came in the store and gathered a few items and took them to the counter.
Instead of placing them on the counter, he turned and walked away from the counter.
The female clerk came out from behind the counter to ask him what he was doing.
The suspect then stabbed the clerk several times.
A second clerk heard the commotion and came to investigate.
The suspect ran away on foot.
Police have released images and video of the suspect, who was wearing a red polo and blue jeans at the time of the robbery.
It's not clear if he took anything from the store, but police are treating this as an attempted robbery and assault.
If you know anything about this crime, please contact Killeen police.