July 31, 2014

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Gas station clerks fatally shoot armed robber

CINCINNATI — Authorities in southwest Ohio say two gas station workers pulled guns and fatally shot an armed robber.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports it happened early today at a Sunoco station north of the city.

The workers, who haven’t been identified, said the robber came in at around 12:30 a.m., pointed a gun at them and demanded money.

The clerks told police the suspect — believed to be in his teens — had already come around the counter and taken cash when they fired a handgun and shotgun at him in self-defense.

The names of the clerks haven’t been released. No charges have been filed, but police say they will consult the county prosecutor’s office.