Local News

Clerk Shoots One of Would-Be Robbery Pair

Posted Updated

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A convenience store clerk turned the tables on two armed robbers Saturday afternoon.

It happened at the Amoco gas station at 1711 Clinton Road in Fayetteville around 3:30.

Fayetteville police said the clerk shot one of the suspects as the robber began to pull out a silver handgun.

The wounded suspect was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. His wound was not life-threatening, police said.

The other suspect ran away, and police were looking for him.

Police did not have a good description, but said each man was wearing red bandana over his face.

Police said they had not determined whether the clerk would face any charges.

Copyright 2024 by Capitol Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.