Columbus County Store Clerk Kills Would-Be Robber

Police say a store employee in Columbus County has shot and killed a would-be robber.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that Lake Waccamaw Police chief Scott Hyatt says the employee shot an armed man during a holdup attempt Wednesday.

The 20-year-old man died several hours later. His name has not been released.

Hyatt says the man was armed but did not have a gun when he went into Waccamaw Outdoor Supply and confronted an employee.

The man was shot once and was taken to Columbus Regional Healthcare in Whiteville, and later was transferred to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington where he died.

Hyatt says he does not expect to file charges against the employee.

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