Police are seeking a suspect who pistol-whipped a gas station clerk during a robbery in Pleasant Hill on Sunday evening.
At 5:31 p.m., police received a report that a man had been shot in the face during an armed robbery at a 76 gas station at 2300 Monument Blvd., according to police.
When officers arrived, they located the clerk and he was taken to a hospital, police said.
Investigators determined that a man had entered the store armed with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk, who works at the store, according to police.
After the clerkgave the suspect money, the suspect struck the clerk in the face with his gun and the weapon discharged during the assault, police said.
Police, however, later determined the victim had not been shot in the face. His injuries had resulted from being struck in the face with the gun, according to police.
The clerk's injuries were not considered life-threatening.
The suspect fled on foot to a waiting vehicle that was being driven by another suspect. The suspect vehicle then went west on Fair Oaks Drive toward Buskirk Avenue, police said.
Police described the first suspect as a black man in his mid 30s who is 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 170 pounds and has a bald head. The second suspect, who drove the vehicle, is described as a heavy-set man. The suspect vehicle was described as a mid-90s tan or gold Nissan Maxima, police said.