No Charges for Store Clerk

A Lake County Illinois Grand Jury refused to bring charges against a store clerk who shot a robber.

The Peoples Market was robbed at gunpoint about 7pm. The robber took the money and went outside to his getaway vehicle, a bicycle. The clerk grabbed a gun from under the counter and went to the door to see which way the robber went. At that time, the robber rode the bike past the door and the clerk shot him because the clerk thought the robber had his gun in his hand and the clerk felt his life was in danger. (source)

A radio version of this story also noted that the robber’s accomplice got away with some of the money. The accomplice has not been identified.

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