Monday, March 16, 2009

Pennsylvania: Clerk shoots robbery suspect

Bristol Township, Pennsylvania

From the Times of Trenton of March 13, 2009
Clerk shoots robbery suspect

A knife-wielding robber who entered the Windsor Pharmacy on Wednesday night was taken down by a store clerk using a handgun, police said.

Matthew Perry, a 21-year-old Middletown Township resident, allegedly went into the pharmacy just after 8:30 p.m., displayed a knife, and demanded the pill oxycontin. Police said he began to struggle with a store clerk who resisted him.

A second store clerk, who had a valid permit to carry a weapon, pulled out a handgun and fired one shot at Perry, hitting him in the arm and chest, according to police. Police said Perry fell to the floor, and was taken to a local hospital by the Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad.

Perry is being guarded by Bristol Township Police, and will be charged pending a review by the Bucks County District Attorney's Office after his release.

**Account originally posted under "New Jersey" due to the source, but it has since been pointed out that Bristol Township is in Pennsylvania.**

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