N. Carolina store clerk shoots kills suspect during robbery

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Police say a North Carolina tobacco store employee shot and killed one of three robbery suspects who entered the business. Greensboro police said in a news release that three males entered the store on the city’s north side at around 7:45 p.m.

The men, armed with a handgun, took some cash at gunpoint and fled the area. According to the news release, it was during the robbery that the store clerk fired a gun at one of the suspects and killed him. The suspect was identified as 17-year-old Gabriel Malachi Kalu of Greensboro. 

A tobacco store employee in North Carolina shot and killed one of three robbery suspects, according to police.

Greensboro police said that three males entered the store on the city’s north side at around 7:45 p.m. The suspects took some cash at gunpoint and then fled the area.

According to the news release, it was during the robbery that the store clerk fired a gun at one of the suspects and killed him. The suspect was identified as Gabriel Malachi Kalu, 17, of Greensboro.

Greensboro‘s most recent weekly crime data shows five reported robberies with a firearm for the week ending Dec. 12. Year-to-date numbers show a 22% decrease from the same time last year.

The investigation is ongoing.

Fox News asked police if the store employee will face any charges, and for the descriptions of the two remaining suspects at large, but did not immediately hear back.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000. Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to P3tips.com to submit a web tip. All tips to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous.

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