Crime

Overland Park store clerk fatally shoots armed robber, police say

A shooting in Overland Park left an armed robbery suspect dead, police said Monday night.

Overland Park police responded to an armed disturbance about 7:45 p.m. reported at a Boost Mobile store near 76th Street and Metcalf Avenue.

A man entered the store, displayed a firearm and demanded items, said Officer John Lacy, a spokesman for the Overland Park Police Department.

After the man jumped over the counter, the store clerk shot him. The man died at the scene.

A woman who knew the robbery suspect approached officers when they arrived on the scene. She was being questioned by police Monday night.

The store clerk was also being interviewed.

Lacy said police had both firearms involved in the incident in their possession and that officers were reviewing surveillance recordings.

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Katie Moore covers crime and justice issues for The Star. She is a University of Kansas graduate and was previously a reporter in her hometown of Topeka, Kansas.
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