Armed robber shot by Jacksonville store clerk


    A man was taken to the hospital after he was shot while robbing a store in Jacksonville on Thursday (Photo: MGN)

    A man was taken to the hospital after he was shot while robbing a store in Jacksonville on Thursday.

    Police say they were called out to the 1500 block of West Main Street just before 11:30 p.m. in regards to an armed robbery and gunshot victim.

    The store clerk told officers a black male entered the store sometime after 11 p.m. and placed a black and silver handgun on the counter, demanding all of the money.

    At some point during the robbery the clerk retrieved a gun from behind the counter and fired a shot toward the robber, according to the report.

    Officials say the suspect was hit and transported to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment.

    An investigation is ongoing.

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