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Alleged Robber Shot by Store Owner

Posted October 9, 1996 12:00 a.m. EDT

— A Nash County store owner reportedly used his own gun to fight back against crime.

Police say Claud Battle (pictured, left) shot and killed a man whom he says tried to rob his store on Highway 43.

A woman who knows Battle says his friends are shocked at the news.

Police say Battle was minding his store when the would-be robber came in.

A woman who knows Battle says his friends are shocked at the news.

Investigators say Roger T. Forrest of Nashville never pulled a weapon, but that Battle feared for his life when the man demanded money. The district attorney now has to decide if Battle will be charged with a crime.