Tampa, Florida

From MyFoxTampaBay.com of July 13, 2007

Clerk shoots robber

Police say a store employee has shot a robber on East Lake Avenue.

It happened around 3 p.m. at the Yasmin Food Mart. That’s at the intersection with Potter Street.

Detectives say 17-year-old Xavier Pierre Whitehead came into the store with a gun and was wearing a Spiderman mask.

“He demanded money, told them to open the till and get all the money out and that’s when the struggle started, and the struggle over the gun and the shot was fired,” said Tampa police spokesperson Andrea Davis.

Whitehead was taken to Tampa General Hospital. There’s no word yet on his condition.

From the TampaBays10.com of July 13, 2007

Masked robber is shot during Tampa hold-up

There was a hold up and a shooting at a Tampa convenience store Friday afternoon.

Police say a teenager wearing a Spider-Man mask walked into the Yasmin Food Mart, located at 2409 E. Lake Avenue, north of I-4 and east of I-275, and demanded cash.

The owner decided to fight back and struggled with the teen over the gun. A second employee joined the struggle. As the three wrestled for the weapon, it fired, striking the suspect in the upper body.

The robber was rushed to Tampa General Hospital as a trauma alert. He was identified as Xavier Pierre Whitehead, 17, of 2619 E 26th Ave., Tampa. Police say he was a regular at the store.

Officers are reviewing surveillance tape of the robbery.


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