Liquor store holdup deadly for suspect

August 12, 2011 2:22:39 PM PDT
A robbery suspect was fatally shot when his gun went off during a struggle at a Gresham liqour store. A store clerk was also injured in the shootout.

A second suspect got away.

Authorities say two armed men entered Z & S Food and Liquors in the 1300-block of West 87th around 10 p.m. Thursday and demanded money. A store clerk spotted one of the suspects outside the building and a struggle ensued. The suspect's gun went off, killing the suspect.

The second robber then shot the clerk and fled the scene.

The store clerk was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition with a wound to the abdomen. He has since been upgraded to stable condition.

According to the medical examiner's office, the suspected robber was shot multiple times in the chest.

One man who lives nearby says it makes him worried about the safety of his own children.

"You want them to be able to feel safe, the kids, going to get candy and ride their bikes," said Ervis Adams.

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