Friday, December 2, 2005

Orange County, Florida

From Orlando’s of December 2, 2005
Store Owner Opens Fire On Robbery Suspects

A store owner in Orange County, Fla., shot and injured two teens fleeing his store after they had allegedly robbed him at gunpoint, police told Local 6 News.

Police said Floyd Harvell, 17, and Keenan Felton, 19, went into Sam's Discount Food Store in Orange County at about noon and demanded money.

One of the teens distracted store owner Sung Kim and the other went behind him and put a gun to the store owner's head, police said.

As the men turned to leave, Kim pulled out a shotgun and opened fire on them, Local 6 reporter Erik von Ancken said.

Both were hit by gunfire, according to the report.

Kim will not likely face charges in connection with the incident.

"They recently passed a new law but an investigation will still have to ensue to determine what happened in this and take it from there," Orange County sheriff's spokeswoman Barbara Miller said. "But, normally, if the state attorney's office felt the store owner acted appropriately, then no (charges)."

Both of the teens were treated and transported to jail.

They face armed robbery, grand theft and aggravated assault with a firearm charges.

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