Guns Stop Crime 6-30-12: Lancaster store clerk shoots at bandits during hold-up
bandits during hold-up
By BRETT HAMBRIGHT, Lancaster
A Lancaster city store clerk pulled a
gun of his own and fired at a pair of armed robbers early Saturday
morning, police reported.
One robber, 30-year-old Rodney Green, was shot in the chest and is
receiving treatment at area hospitals, according to officials.
He underwent life-saving surgeries and is scheduled for further
procedures, officials said.
The other man fled on foot and is being sought this morning.
Police didn't immediately release a description of the man.
Two armed men in masks entered Andromeda Grocery Store at 158 S.
Queen St. at 12:30 a.m. and demanded money, police reported.
During the course of the robbery, the store clerk, a man in his
30s, pulled a gun and fired, police said. Officials said that the
clerk was in legal possession of the gun.
The clerk's name wasn't released.
Green, of Steelton, was hit in the chest, police said.
Investigators wouldn't say whether either robber fired or how many
shots the clerk fired.
Green was to be transported to another hospital, but police asked
that location not be disclosed for safety reasons.
Detectives recovered Green's gun at the store, Det. Sgt. Nathan
The other robber ran off when his accomplice was hit,
Green is charged with felony robbery, conspiracy, and a felony gun
charge for illegally possessing the weapon.
He will be arraigned on the charges following his release from the
No one else was hurt.
The small, corner store was closed following the incident Saturday
morning as detectives gathered evidence and spoke to potential
There was no immediate word on if and when it will re-open.
The busy corner store often stays one late at night, especially on
weekends, officials said.
"I have a dream!
A dream where instead of reading
about a cute college coed left dead and naked out in a vacant lot or
bloated and floating in a river, the story reads, “dead jackass found
double-tapped and dead on the curb as his soul wings its way to hell,
all because he messed with the wrong mama.”
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