On February 18, female convenience store clerk Seul Lim exchanged gunfire with a would-be robber, who allegedly entered the store with his gun drawn.
The attempted robbery occurred at the Pacific Quickmart during afternoon hours in Spanaway, Washington.
According to KIRO 7, Lim was struck in the abdomen by one of the suspect’s bullets, which he fired back at her “as he ran away.” The bullet went all the way through her body, but she survived because it did not hit any vital organs.
The suspect in the attempted robbery — 23-year-old Tyrone Anthony Prophet Jr. — was arrested by Pierce County Sheriff Deputies shortly after Lim thwarted the attempted robbery with her gun.
KIRO 7’s Ken McCarty tweeted the surveillance video of the shootout:
Surveillance video of store clerk Seul Lim in a shootout w/robber. She missed and was hit but survived. He's in jail pic.twitter.com/S1N2BVATk7
— Kevin McCarty (@KevinKIRO7) February 19, 2016
Prophet pleaded “not guilty” to charges tied to the robbery in Pierce County Superior Court and is now being held on a $1,000,000 bond.
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