Greer, North Carolina

From Greenville’s of November 1, 2007

Robbery Suspect Found Shot To Death

Man Was Shot During Robbery, Deputies Say

A man who robbed a convenience store on Wednesday night was found shot to death Thursday morning, deputies said.

The robbery happened at the Handee Mart at 1016 South Main St. around 8:30 p.m.

Deputies said a man wearing a blue, hooded jacket and khaki pants walked into the store showed a black handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk then pulled out his own gun and fired at the man and he ran away.

Deputies said when the [sic] responded they could not find the man.

Around 10 a.m. Thursday, a passer-by noticed a body lying near South Main Street about 100 yards away from the Handee Mart, deputies said.

Deputies said the man had been shot. They said based on the description provided by the clerk, they believe the body is that of the man involved in the robbery. A weapon was also found with the body.

The man’s identity has not been released pending positive identification of the body, deputies said.

Deputies said charges will most likely not be filed in the case, but the final decision on that will be made by the solicitor’s office.


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