Man Shot At Convenience Store

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – A man in his late 20’s is shot in the head by a clerk after police say he tried robbing a convenience store in Battle Creek.

It happened at the corner of Wabash of Capital Ave in Battle Creek on Monday around 2:45 p.m.

Police say a man in his 20s walked into the Liberty Mart armed with a knife and demanded money, that’s when the clerk grabbed a gun and shot him.

The would be robber was taken to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo in critical condition.

Wendy Taylor was working across the street at OT’s BBQ when police arrived at the scene.

“I was about to cut some corn bread and I saw a cop pull up.  Then I saw about 15 more cop cars pull up and they started roping it off and then the ambulance came,” said Taylor.

Police say she was watching the aftermath of an attempted robbery.

Sgt. Jim Martens with the Battle Creek Police Department said, “The suspect came in and produced a weapon, and demanded money at which point the clerk grabbed a weapon and shot the suspect.”

No one else was hurt in the shooting.

A team from the police crime lab spent hours inside the store processing the scene for evidence.

Police say the clerk who pulled the trigger has not been charged with any crime and the case remains under investigation.

Taylor said following the police cars arriving at the scene she witnessed a minor traffic accident as cars stopped on the street to see what was happening at the store.

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9 comments

    • Edward

      Who is to say that the robber wouldn't have killed the clerk after taking the money? It is not unheard of for criminals to kill victims after getting what they want. The clerk acted in defense of his life to an immediate threat, he acted legally, and his actions stopped the threat to his life. What he did was legal. The robber, committed a felony, and threatened the life of another human being for personal gain. There is no way to know if he would have killed the clerk or not, however he is now no longer a threat to anyone, and if he survives, will be held accountable for his crimes.

  • Albert

    Hopefully the store clerk will not get in trouble for this. Street scum need to know that law abiding people are sick of this and are fighting back.

  • Pete

    He won't try that again now will he. Let this be a lesson to those of you who think you can get away with such actions. More and more of us are carrying and aren't afraid to use it.

  • Edward

    Crime doesn't pay. If you threaten someones life with a weapon, expect that person to respond in kind. You simply cannot go about threatening peoples lives, and if you do, you will find the trouble that you are asking for, if you are lucky, you'll only wind up getting pounded in the behind, behind steel bars.

  • Cody

    I’m just pissed at whoever hit me. All cars infront of me stopped so I wa setting there waiting for trafic to move and whoever hit me dident stop :/ it’s something people need to be aware of. It’s a real danger to be distracted by anything happening around u.

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