From the Desert Sun of August 20, 2008
Would-be robber flees store after employee shoots him
A man was shot Tuesday morning as he tried to rob a Coachella convenience store, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
The man entered the Y and M Market in the 1500 block of Second Street about 10:40 a.m. and brandished a handgun.
Gunfire was exchanged between the suspect and a store employee and the suspect was shot, according to the sheriff's department.
The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle with a woman. They did not get away with any money.
No one in the store was injured.
The man is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s with a thin build. He wore dark clothing and a fedora-type hat.
The woman is described as a heavyset Hispanic adult with dark hair.