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Shots exchanged during attempted robbery

12:43 PM, Oct 7, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis- (KSDK) St. Louis City police are looking for the suspect in an attempted robbery.

At around 7:35 p.m. Saturday evening a man entered the AZ Food Mart in north St. Louis begging for money. When he was denied the suspect voluntarily left the store.

At closing time a store employee was leaving with the day's earnings when he was again approached by the suspect who was demanding the money with a handgun and began firing shots. The employee, who has a conceal and carry permit, returned fire as the suspect fled the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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