Robbery Suspect Shot By Convenience Store Clerk 

May 5, 2008

On May 4, 2008 at 7:30 a.m. the Mesa Police Department responded to the report of a shooting at the Arco Mesa Mart located at 1510 S. Country Club.

Upon arrival investigators learned that the 30-year-old male suspect entered the convenience store, struck the clerk on the head with a blunt object and demanded money from the cash register. The clerk attempted to deploy a Taser at the suspect, but was not successful. The struggle continued and the clerk produced a gun. The clerk shot the suspect several times, ending the struggle and the robbery attempt.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he is currently listed in critical condition. The clerk was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released. The incident is currently under investigation. The identities of the parties involved will be released pending the filing of criminal charges.



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