[Video] Convenience Store Clerk Shoots Armed Robber, Leading to His Capture

October 22 2013
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
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Source: wnct.com Archive: WebCite.org

The suspect’s gun was already in his face when the clerk at a NC convenience store pulled his own gun and opened fire.

Joshua Chamberlain, 22, of Winterville, NC was shot once in the arm by the clerk. He then immediately fled the store.

Police were able to arrest Chamberlain when he sought aid for his injuries at a nearby home.

Other convenience store owners in the area support the clerk’s actions, and make it clear that armed robbery in their area will not be tolerated. According to WNCT,

“They should think twice before they do it.” Foruq Saleh the owner of the Speed Mart on Hooker Street says his mind set changed last year after the much-reported Farmville murders.

A group came in a convenience store and killed 3 of his cousins. “After losing three family members it makes me think, I wouldn’t wait, I wouldn’t hesitate.”

A bystander, said to be a friend of the clerk’s was also shot during the incident. He is expected to make a full recovery. It is unclear if he was shot by the suspect or victim.

Chamberlain is being held on a $250,000 bond.

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