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North Kansas City gas station clerk shoots robbery suspect

Posted at 12:40 PM, Dec 05, 2016

A Pour Boys gas station clerk was able to stop a robbery on Saturday.

Police said the clerk was sitting behind the counter when a man came into the gas station and asked how much a candy bar was.

While the clerk was helping the man check out, the man revealed a handgun and pointed it at the clerk, according to police. The clerk then pulled out his own handgun and shot the man once in the left shoulder.

The man fell to the floor and the clerk called 911. The suspect tried to escape, but the clerk was able to hold him until police arrived at the location (2601 Chouteau Trafficway in North Kansas City, Missouri).

The robbery suspect was later identified as Tho Van Tran. He has been charged with robbery in the first degree and armed criminal action.

Police said video surveillance also shows another person was in the car that Tran arrived in, but the individual has not yet been identified.

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