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Man convicted of murder in death of Foothill Farms auto parts store clerk

A man accused of fatally shooting a clerk at Foothill farms auto parts store has been convicted of first-degree murder during the commission of an attempted robbery.

A Sacramento County jury on Friday found Michael Eugene Addson, 27, guilty in death of 22-year-old Marc Zhuchenko, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release. Zhuchenko was an employee at the O’Reilly Auto Parts store in the 4000 block of Elkhorn Boulevard when Addson attempted to rob the store on Jan. 9, 2014.

Zhuchenko tried to fight off Addson, injuring him, and Addson then shot Zhuchenko, authorities said.

Addson left a trail of blood as he fled. Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies located him about two hours later at Methodist Hospital, and detectives found the murder weapon. Analysis by the District Attorney’s Laboratory of Forensic Services linked Addson’s DNA and his gun to the crime scene, prosecutors said.

The jury also convicted Addson of five counts of robbery with the use of a gun based on three separate incidents at O’Reilly’s and Autozone stores in July, September and October of 2013. Those robberies were solved by sheriff’s detectives following Addson’s capture in the January 2014 shooting, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Addson is to be sentenced Oct. 16 by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Marjorie Koller.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy