Robbery suspect fatally shot by liquor store clerk identified


WE ARE CLOUDING UP. . I’LL HAVE MUCH MORE ON YOUR LOCAL FORECAST, COMING UP. á DETECTIVES HAVE SPOKEN TO AND RELEASED A TOWSON LIQUOR STORE CLERK…. HE SHOT AND KILLED A MAN WHO POLICE SAY WAS TRYING TO ROB HIM. ABC2 NEWS KATRINA BUSH HAS MORE ON THE INVESTIGATION AS SUSPECT NUMBER TWO IS STILL OUT THERE. THAT’S RIGHT — A SECOND SUSPECT DID GET AWAY LAST NIGHT… IF AND WHEN POLICE CATCH UP TO HIM – HE FACES ATTEMPTED ROBBERY CHARGES. THIS ALL HAPPENED AROUND 7 P-M ON A FAIRLY BUSY TOWSON STREET… PERHAPS NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL BUT TOWSON WINE AND SPIRITS IS BACK OPEN FOR CUSTOMERS …. A BULLET HOLE IS ALL THAT’S LEFT OF THE MONDAY NIGHT CRIME SCENE. “IT’S JUST SHOCKING.” BALTIMORE COUNTY POLICE SAY IT STARTED WITH AN áATTEMPTED ROBBERY – TWO SUSPECTS – áBOTH WITH GUNS. “THE FIRST SUSPECT POINTED HIS HANDGUN AT THE HEAD OF A CLERK. THAT CLERK DREW HIS OWN GUN AND SHOT THE SUSPECT MULTIPLE TIMES.” BOTH MEN TOOK OFF RUNNING BUT THAT áFIRST SUSPECTá… 25-YEAR-OLD CLAUDE EDWARD MAYO COLLAPSED CLOSE BY AND DIED. POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR HIS PARTNER. “THAT PERSON OUT THERE IS ARMED.” STORE EMPLOYEES DID NOT WANT TO TALK .. BUT CUSTOMERS AND OTHERS WHO WORK IN THE AREA SAY IT’S BEEN ON THEIR MIND SINCE THEY HEARD WHAT HAPPENED. “I THINK IT WAS TRULY AN ACT OF SELF DEFENSE. IN THAT SITUATION, HE HAD HIS INSTINCTS AND THEY TOLD HIM WHAT TO DO. I THINK MULTIPLE TIMES MAY HAVE BEEN A LITTLE EXTREME BUT THIS MAN WAS INTRUDING ON THIS OTHER MAN’S BUSINESS AND AS A STORE OWNER, YOU NEED TO PROTECT YOUR STORE.” “THE BUSINESS OWNER HAS A RIGHT TO PROTECT WHAT’S HIS, HOWEVER, I’LL SAY IT AND I’VE SAID IT NUMEROUS TIMES, THAT THE FACT IS THAT A FAMILY IS MISSING A SON A BROTHER AN UNCLE SO IT’S JUST TRAGIC. ” CHARLES MILLER IS A BRANCH MANAGER AT CREDENCE FUNDING ACROSS THE STREET. HE SAYS HE CAN’T JUDGE THE CLERK BECAUSE THANKFULLY HE’S NEVER BEEN IN THAT SITUATION HIMSELF. “I WOULD PRAY THAT I’M NEVER IN THAT SITUATION BUT I’M QUITE SURE I WOULD PROTECT OUR EMPLOYEES OR MYSELF WITHOUT A DOUBT. (BUTTED TO) 06:12 IT CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE AT ANY GIVEN POINT. YOUR LIFE IS PRECIOUS AND YOU SHOULD BE THANKFUL THAT YOU’RE ALIVE AND WELL. ” á POLICE HAVE CONFIRMED THE GUN THE CLERK USED WAS LEGALLY PURCHASED AND REGISTERED TO HIM. DETECTIVES ARE STILL LOOKING FOR DETAILS ON THE GUN MAYO HAD ON HIM — BUT THERE’S NOTHING – AT THE MOMENT – THAT SHOWS IT WAS REPORTED STOLEN. ONCE BALTIMORE COUNTY DETECTIVES FINISH THEIR INVESTIGATION…. IT IS THE STATE’S ATTORNEY’S OFFICE THAT WILL DECIDE WHETHER THIS SHOOTING BY THE CLERK WAS JUSTIFIED…

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