Armed Clerk Opens Fire, Killing Alleged Masked Armed Robber

An unidentified man holds a Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol in Manassas, Virginia, 22 July, 2007.

A Columbus, Ohio, news stand clerk opened fire on alleged masked armed robbers Friday, killing one and causing the second to flee the scene.

NBC 4i reports the incident occurred at the Beechcroft Newsstand at 1:09 a.m., after two allegedly armed, masked suspects entered the store and demanded money.

The clerk shot and killed one suspect before being wounded in a shootout with the second. A customer in the store at the time was also wounded, but the wounds of the clerk and the customer were not life-threatening.

The second suspect, 20-year-old Daythan Jones, fled the scene but was arrested.

ABC 6 reports a third individual, 18-year-old Janiece N. Prowell-Bias, was also arrested.

They note the window of the Beechcroft Newsstand was shattered in the gun battle, and “evidence markers were scattered”  throughout the parking lot outside the business.

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