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No charges filed against Overland Park store clerk who shot, killed armed robber

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Posted at 3:40 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 16:40:52-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — No charges will be filed against a Boost Mobile employee who shot and killed a man attempting to rob the store, the Johnson County District Attorney's Office said Monday.

An armed man attempted to rob the Boost Mobile store near 76th Street and Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park on the evening of June 10. Police said the man demanded cellphones and jumped over the counter.

One of the employees produced a handgun to protect himself and his co-worker. The district attorney's office said the robber was killed in the "ensuing gun battle" as he tried to jump over the counter.

"We have determined that this was a valid exercise of self-defense under Kansas law," the office said in a news release.

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