An armed man who tried to hold up a Brookside convenience store early Tuesday ended up running away when a clerk responded by brandishing his own handgun.
The incident happened just before 1 a.m. at the 7-Eleven in the 300 block of East 63rd Street.
The clerk told police responding to a holdup alarm that a gunman had walked in and tried to rob the store. The clerk said he drew his own gun and the gunman ran but pointed his weapon back at the clerk. The clerk fired one shot at the would-be robber.
The clerk said he believed the bullet struck the robber.
Police were unable to locate a gunshot victim.