Rock Hill, South Carolina

From the Rock Hill Herald of May 4, 2007

Gun-toting grocery clerk fires twice at robber

A store clerk chased away a would-be robber Friday when the clerk pulled a gun on the armed assailant and fired at the man.

Around 9:40 a.m., the Rock Hill Police Department responded to shots fired after an armed man entered Park Grocery at 732 E. Main St. in Rock Hill.

“As he walked up to the counter and pointed a handgun at the clerk, the clerk pulled his own gun and fired one shot at the suspect,” said Lt. Jerry Waldrop of the Rock Hill Police Department. “As the suspect ran, the … victim fired a second shot.”

The suspect was not hit by the gunfire. No charges will be filed against the clerk, Waldrop said.

The man did not get any money during the attempted robbery, Waldrop said. The assailant is described as a black man weighing 170 to 180 pounds and ranging in height from 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 9 inches. He wore a black jumpsuit and a khaki hood or ski mask, Waldrop said.


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