Liquor store employee shoots, kills robber

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A liquor store employee shot and killed a man who tried to rob the store.

Memphis Police Department said the attempted robbery happened at I-40 Liquor on Macon Road at around 11 p.m. Saturday.

Investigators said the robber went into the liquor store with a weapon and tried to rob it. But once inside, the store employee pulled a gun and shot him.

The robber was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but he later died.

Anna Butler, who works next door, said the liquor store owners are very friendly.

Earlier this week, a police officer came by to warn them of a serial liquor store robber hitting stores around Memphis.

"It was crazy," Butler said. "We were actually just here right before it happened. It happened minutes after we left last night. I know he never would have done this had he not felt in danger. I just know that there's not a chance that he would have gone that way."

On Friday, the FBI sent out an alert warning the public about a man who had robbed eight liquor stores across Memphis. The man was considered armed and dangerous.

Memphis police said it's unknown at this point if the man who was killed was the same serial robber the FBI was looking for.

So far, no charges have been pressed against the employee who shot and killed the suspect.

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