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SMYRNA, Tenn. – A Tennessee gas station is donating 50 cents from every gallon sold to the family of a clerk who was fatally shot during an attempted robbery last month.

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The Twice Daily Shell Station in Smyrna is offering the donations beginning Thursday, according to the Smyrna Police Department’s Facebook page.

Nicholas Patterson, 34, was killed Aug. 30 when he was shot by a man who came into the store and demanded money, WZTV reported. Keanthony Williams, 31, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and attempted aggravated robbery, according to the television station.

According to a news release from the gas station, all community members are welcome to come “Fill up for Nick,” support his family and honor his memory, WSMV-TV reported.

According to Tri Star Energy, the parent company of Twice Daily, Patterson had been an employee for nine years.

“It broke my heart. He was the sweetest dude. Out of every convenience store I’ve ever been to, he was one person that stuck with me,” Austin Poteete told the television station. “No one deserves this, especially Nick definitely didn’t deserve this.”

According to an arrest affidavit, Williams had been on parole from the Tennessee Department of Corrections until 2030, WKRN-TV reported. He was released from the Davidson County Jail on July 19, according to the television station.

Williams was taken into custody at a residence in Davidson County, according to WKRN.