Police: Armed robber shot and killed by convenience store clerk

Clerk shoots, kills gas station robber

An armed robber was shot and killed by his intended victim overnight at a west Georgia convenience store, authorities said.

The incident happened late Tuesday night at the Junior Food Store on Ga. 61 in Villa Rica.

Channel 2 Action News reported that the clerk was about to close the store when a man wearing a ski mask and hoodie ran in.

The 19-year-old robbery suspect pointed a gun at the clerk, then went to the cash register, according to Channel 2.

As the suspect, whose name has not been released, began taking money from the register, he took his eyes off the clerk and lowered his gun, investigators said.

“At that time, the clerk sees that opportunity, pulled his own handgun out and shot the suspect,” Villa Rica police Capt. Keith Shaddix told Channel 2.

The store clerk was not charged.