Franklin D. Sumpter

Franklin Dell Sumpter (April 6, 1933 – April 21, 1981) was the 48-year-old night manager of the 7-Eleven at 7724 Telegraph Road in Alexandria who was fatally shot by James D. Fries during a botched robbery early on the morning of April 21, 1981.[1][2][3]

Sumpter was discovered by a customer at 2:15 a.m., who called the rescue squad, believing Sumpter had suffered a heart attack. Sumpter was taken to the Mount Vernon Hospital, where he died at 5:20 that morning.[2]


  1. "Va. 7-Eleven Store Worker Killed in Apparent Robbery." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): 1. Apr 22 1981. ProQuest. Web. 25 Dec. 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 McGinley, Laurie. "Manager Killed In Apparent Store Robbery" Evening Star, 22 Apr. 1981, Three Star NIGHT FINAL, p. 71. NewsBank, . Accessed 25 Dec. 2017.
  3. Shiver, Jube, Jr. "Fairfax Man, 19, Convicted of Convenience Store Killing." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): 1. Dec 02 1981. ProQuest. Web. 25 Dec. 2017.