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Store clerk shoots robbery suspect
BAYTOWN - A 41-year-old man is in critical condition after police said a he was shot while trying to rob a gas station store Saturday morning in Baytown.
At about 10:30 a.m. the suspect, wearing mask, walked into the Alexander Food Store at the corner of North Alexander and Lacey Drive, according to investigators with the Baytown Police Department. He showed a gun to the store clerk and demanded cash.
The clerk told him to put the gun down, but when he refused, the clerk pulled his own gun and shot the suspect in the chest, police said.
The suspect ran out of the store and fell down in front of the building – his getaway car was still running.
He was flown to Memorial Hermann Trauma Institute, where he was last listed in critical condition.
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