Armed Robber, Shot by Armed Clerk, Was Wearing Ankle Bracelet from Previous Arrest

MAPLEWOOD, MISSOURI – An armed man wearing an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet was shot by a clerk during the robbery of cell phone store on Monday, December 9th, according to police. The incident occurred at Boost Mobile, located at 7222 Manchester Road.

The clerk was in the store alone when Malik Dorsey entered, armed with a handgun. He forced the clerk into the back room and put numerous cellphones in a bag. He then waved the clerk into a break room which provided the robber with an opportunity to look into the retail area to see if anyone else had entered. The clerk took advantage of an opportunity to draw his own gun and shoot the robber, striking him in the upper body and then calling police.

Responding officers arrived to find Dorsey on the break room floor, bleeding from a gunshot wound and wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet. He was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery for three gunshot wounds.

The clerk, identified only as a 38-year-old male, was interviewed at the Maplewood police station and was cooperative with police.  Video cameras captured footage of the robbery and shooting, and police recovered the loaded gun that Dorsey was in possession of.  “At this point in time we see no reason to charge the clerk because he was acting in self-defense,” said MPD Detective John DeBisschop, adding “However, the prosecutors will make the final determination.”

Dorsey, a resident of the 7600 block of Natural Bridge Road in north St. Louis County, was charges with robbery and armed criminal action.  He was wearing the monitor after being released on bond in August after he and a co-defendant were charged with robbery.  The pair robbed a Washington University student on February 1, near Dartford Avenue and Aberdeen Place, using a pellet gun to pistol whip the victim. They are suspected of also attempting to rob a female on the Concordia Seminary campus. Dorsey has an extensive criminal history which includes numerous burglaries and robberies.

Proof positive that pending charges and electronic monitoring will not deter a criminal from continuing his unlawfulness, but a concealed carrier will.

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Edgar Lee is a contributor for Concealed Nation. After spending 20 years in the fire service, he is currently in his second career as a business and technology manager, and he and his wife are successful small business owners.

Outside of work his interests include camping, hiking, fishing, metal detecting, home improvement projects and motorcycling. He also enjoys reading biographies and auto biographies, military history, and writing about modern-day personal safety and security. He has visited much of the continental US, but still considers his home state of North Carolina as his favorite.

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