Gun Shop Employee Shoots Robbery Suspect
WAUKEGAN, Ill.--From the Lake County News-Sun of March 5, 2009:
Five suspects were in custody after a shooting incident Wednesday afternoon at Schrank's Smoke 'N Gun where police said robbery was the apparent motive.
One male suspect was flown to a hospital after suffering three gunshot wounds. An employee of the gun shop was treated at an area hospital.
According to witness accounts, a subject went behind the counter at the store at 2010 Washington St., and was engaged with a store clerk in a verbal altercation that turned physical, Waukegan Police Cmdr. Wayne Walles said.
At one point, the store clerk produced a pistol and fired at the subject, striking him in the chest twice and once in the leg.
The store clerk inadvertently shot himself in the hand during the struggle, police said.
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