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Store employee shoots, kills robber in Overland Park, police say

Posted: 8:37 PM, Jun 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-11 12:45:40-04
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A store employee shot and killed an armed robbery suspect Monday night in Overland Park, police said.

Around 7:45 p.m., an armed man attempted to rob a Boost Mobile store near 76th Street and Metcalf Avenue. Officer John Lacy, a police spokesman, said the robbery suspect demanded cellphones and jumped over the counter.

An employee inside the store was armed and fired one shot, killing the man, police said.

The suspect's wife, who was outside, ran to the door after the shooting.

The wife was being questioned by police, as well as the store employee, who was cooperating.

The man who was killed was later identified by police as Deshawn L. Brim of Raytown, Missouri.

The store owner also was at the scene.

Lacy said police planned to review surveillance video.

He also said police are not actively searching for additional suspects or witnesses.