Balch Springs, Texas

From NBC5i of June 14, 2007

Police: Clerk Wrestles, Fatally Shoots Armed Robber

A convenience store clerk wrestled a shotgun away from a would-be robber and then shot and killed him, police said.

Balch Springs police said the attempted robbery took place at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Big 5 grocery store on the 1400 block of Peachtree Road near Bruton Road.

Police said an armed man walked into the store but was soon wrestling with the clerk. During the struggle, the clerk shot and killed the armed robber, police said.

The identity of the suspected robber has not been revealed.

Police said the investigation into the shooting will continue but that they do not expect to file any charges against the clerk.


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