JACKSON, MI — A man lost his life in an ill-conceived attempt to make some fast money with a female accomplice, according to reports.
Their plan? Knock over a local grocery store where a clerk was armed.
Seriously — who wants to lose their life because of a bad decision centered around a grocery store?
As WAPT reports:
Jackson police say a clerk shot an armed robber late Wednesday night at the DS Food Mart on Rose Street. JPD said the suspect, 18-year-old David Williams, died from his injuries Thursday.
According to police a man and a woman walked into the store just before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. They say one of them showed the clerk a handgun and demanded money from the register.
Police said the clerk grabbed a gun and and fired at the two. The man and woman ran out of the store. Police said the man was found suffering from a gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
Police are working to identify the second suspect and an additional arrest is expected. The investigation is ongoing.
There was no need for anyone to die that day, but the poor decision-making of a pair of thugs resulted in one lost life, one ruined life, and one almost-certainly traumatized clerk.
Even in an area like a grocery store — a target that really isn’t all that likely to produce a big payout to a robber — it is absolutely imperative to carry a firearm at work when it’s legal to do so.
I know two guys personally who got firearms in their face while working a shift at a grocery store. It’s not fair or even sensible, it’s pervasive.
Stay safe out there, folks.
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