Saturday, April 22, 2006

Stockton, California

From the Stockton Record of April 22, 2006
Shopkeeper shot with own gun during robbery, police say

A man shot a shopkeeper with the clerk's own gun after the Thursday night robbery of a market in the 1900 block of South El Dorado Street, according to the Stockton Police Department.

After the S&G Market was robbed around 7:45 p.m., the clerk, a 58-year-old man, reportedly chased the fleeing robber into the street. The clerk fired his gun, and the robber stopped, got on his knees and said he'd give the money back, according to police. But the robber was able to disarm the shopkeeper and use his newly acquired weapon to shoot the clerk in the face, according to police. The assailant left his own gun, a toy, behind and fled with the clerk's real gun.

The shooting victim's wound was not life-threatening, and he was taken to San Joaquin General Hospital, police reported. The robber is described as Black, from the ages of 35 to 40, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet 2 inches tall, 150 pounds, and wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, white beanie, gray pants, glasses and a silver-colored watch, according to police.

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