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Police: Store owner shoots suspect during armed robbery

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Police said the owner of Whole Sale Mattress Store on South Boulevard and Starmount Cove Lane shot a suspect during an armed robbery on Sunday.

Police said the shooting happened between 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

The store owner's wife said two men tried to rob the owner at gun point.

Police said a third suspect was waiting for the other two robbers in a car.

According to officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the owner shot first and hit one of the suspects.

One of the suspects the suspects fired back at the owner but missed.

Police said the injured suspect is in surgery and is expected to survive.

Police are questioning the store owner.

 

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