Wednesday, July 16, 2008

South Carolina: Clerk shoots at man trying to rob store

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

From Myrtle Beach Online of July 16, 2008
Clerk shoots at man trying to rob store

A clerk at a local convenience store on North Kings Highway shot at a man who tried to rob the store last night, according to Myrtle Beach police officials.

The incident happened around 6 p.m. Tuesday when a man walked into the store and demanded money.

The clerk pulled out a handgun from under the counter, shot at the man, and missed, said Capt. David Knipes, Myrtle Beach Police's public information officer.

The bullet hit a wall, Knipes said. He said the man fled out the door.

The case is under investigation.

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