Posted: 4:21 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Gas station clerk shoots, kills robber

Junior Food store
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Villa Rica police are investigating a shooting at a gas station on Dallas Highway in Carroll County.

VILLA RICA, Ga. —

A robbery took a deadly turn Tuesday night.
  
Police said a clerk shot and killed a man trying to steal money. It happened at a gas station on Dallas Highway about 2 miles off Interstate 20 in Carroll County.

Channel 2 Action News had the only camera there as Villa Rica police investigated at the Junior Food convenience store.

Police said 10 minutes before the clerk was about to close the store, a man walked inside wearing a ski mask and a hooded sweatshirt. The robber pointed a gun at the clerk and went straight for the cash register, police said. They said the robber was so preoccupied with grabbing the money from the cash register, he forgot about the clerk who also had gun.   
  
Police said while the suspect was stealing the money, he took his eyes off the clerk and lowered his gun. At that time, the clerk seized the opportunity, pulled his own gun out and shot the robber.

The man died from his injuries. Police are not releasing his name but said he was 19 years old.

Investigators do not plan to pursue charges against the clerk.  

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