Friday, November 16, 2012

(SC)Store Clerk Shoots Armed Suspect in Gas Station

Columbia, SC (WLTX)- Richland County Sheriff Deputies are still searching for two suspects involved in an early morning robbery.

Deputies responded to the armed robbery call just after 1 a.m. Wednesday at the Corner Pantry Shell station on Forest Drive near Percival Road.

According to deputies, three men wearing black clothing and ski masks entered the store with handguns and began demanding money and lottery rickets from the store clerk.

Deputy Curtis Wilson says the men fired shots inside the store and the female clerk, in fear for her life, fired back and struck one of the suspects. He was transported to the hospital, where his condition is unknown.

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