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Armed Robbery Suspect Shot Dead by Gas Station Clerk

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AWR HAWKINS

An armed robbery suspect in Jacksonville, Arkansas, was shot and fatally wounded by an Express Mart gas station clerk.

KATV reported that the alleged armed robbery was attempted about 11:30 p.m. on Thursday. The store clerk indicated that the suspect, 19-year-old Brandon Thomas, allegedly entered the store and “placed a black and silver handgun on the counter, demanding all of the money.”

The clerk managed to get his hands on a gun he kept behind the counter and shot Thomas, fatally wounding him.

Arkansas Online reports that Thomas lived long enough to be transported to the hospital, but died the next day.

The identity of the clerk was not released.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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