January 13, 2005
BY CECIL ANGEL
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER
A clerk at a party store in Southfield allegedly got the jump on three robbers Wednesday night, shooting one of them, police said.
According to Southfield Police Lt. Dan Mukomel, shortly before 9 p.m. three men entered the Oakland Party Store at 19606 W. Ten Mile and announced a holdup. One of the men brandished a handgun and threatened to kill the clerk and the lone customer in the store.
As the men leaped over the counter and took money from the register, the clerk pulled out a gun and fired at the armed man, hitting him once. The other two men ran from the store.
At 8:57 p.m., someone notified police that a possible armed robbery was in progress at the store. A minute later, someone called 911 saying there was a shooting at the store.
The wounded man was taken to a hospital and the other two men were apprehended a short time later. Mukomel said the incident remains under investigation.
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