The female worker involved in the shootout had stepped out of the store at 509 Bates Street for a smoke break when an armed man tried to rob her about 3:50 a.m., according to police. She pulled out a gun and exchanged fire with the would-be robber, killing him.
The robber was shot in the chest, arm and thigh, police said. He died from his injuries at St. Louis University Hospital. Police on Tuesday identified him as Derrell L. Mayes, 30, of the 1500 block of Varnum Drive in Dellwood.
He has a criminal history that includes burglary, assault and gun charges.
The woman, 35, whom police have not identified, was shot twice in the leg. Police said she was conscious and breathing when she was taken to a hospital, where she was stable. Her medical condition was unavailable.This is a sensitive topic for me: my wife used to work swing shift at a 7-11, long ago. At the time 7-11 had a no guns policy. Not all owners complied.