Skip to comments.Robbery suspect shot and killed by Dollar General Store manager; family speaks out (TN.)
Posted on 03/02/2013 7:41:23 AM PST by EXCH54FE
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The grandmother of a man shot in killed Wednesday outside a Dollar General Store in East Knoxville is sharing her thoughts on the incident and how her grandson will be remembered.
Wednesday night just before 8 p.m. there was a shootout between a robber and a store manager.
According to the Knoxville Police Department, an armed robber went into the Dollar General Store on Asheville Highway and the robber demanded money from the store's safe.
The store manager complied. The shooting occurred seconds later outside the store. The shooting happened in front of the store in the parking lot.
Multiple shots were fired. The robber was killed. As of now, police are not revealing the shooting victim's identity.
Mary Robinson is the grandmother of the robbery suspect. She found out her grandson had been killed two hours after the shooting occurred.
"Oh the pain, I can't describe the pain when they told me that. I just froze I couldn't do nothing, I just froze," said Robinson.
According to the Knoxville Police Department, the armed robber did get money from the store, but then only a few seconds after the robbery both the store manager and the robber went outside when an altercation occurred.
The robber was shot, then ran away. His body was found a block and a half away on Holston Drive.
The robbery suspect's grandmother wishes the store manager didn't shoot.
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Such a pity. He was just turning his life around. Had started a rap career and everything.
Maybe she should wish that her grandson didn't commit armed robberies, and try to kill people. Well, he won't do it any more.
Her lil angeel only robbed on special occasions, and didn’t deserve to be shot while enjoying his chosen profession.
He must have missed the verse that said, "THOU SHALT NOT STEAL"
One less democrat voter.
I’m sure the suspect was white. You know all robbery suspects are white.../s
Does ANYONE PROOF READ ANYMORE? Good grief...
Yes, and a lot more of us wish the MAN hadn't robbed the store with a gun. Maybe incidents like this will help prevent others from attempting it.
She should probably be shot too. She raised and released this scourge on to society. (probably 8 others just like him too)
"It's certainly not worth losing your life over $20, $30, $100 or so, so we always tell people to comply," said Knoxville Police Department Spokesperson Darrell Debusk.
Not good advice from the police. Some robbers shoot the victim after they comply to do away with witnesses.
As the piece of dog crap he was, lying in the dirt stinking up the world. He'll be remembered as the scumbag who preyed on the wrong innocent but not helpless victim who did the world a favor.
You MSM will go into a frenzy about why in the hell did the Dollar General manager have a gun?! He libsill be screaming boycott Dollar Gerneral!
Here’’s a thought idiot liberals - if you dontwnt to get shot not try YO rob someone. I guess when you’re so used to taking other people’s money using government funded welfare programs that they just assume that they can freely take whatever they want and that robbery and theft aren’t really crimes.../s
AT first I thought you were quoting a bible phrase.
The store manager certainly used his head by giving the crook what he wanted
and then BAM
Good for the store manager.
You know the MSM will go into a frenzy about why in the hell did the Dollar General manager have a gun?! The libs will be screaming boycott Dollar Gernerall! Here’’s a thought idiot liberals - if you don’t want to get shot don’t try to rob someone. I guess when you’re so used to taking other people’s money using government funded welfare programs that they just assume that they can freely take whatever they want and that robbery and theft aren’t really crimes.../s
If Obama had a greandson, he would have looked like him.
Sniff. I just *love* happy endings.
It appears that her dead grandson is another one of Obama’s children that was misbehaving.
Remember, Armed Robbery is a very serious offense. I know that the grandmother grieves the loss of the grandson, but actions have consequences.
Granny your grandson had a gun if i had of been the store clerk I would have shot him before he shot me..If your grandson had of killed the store clerk you would not care..Even though the person was working for his money probably to support his family..Well granny it looks like another thug is off the streets so that will make the streets a little safer..
Dollar General will fire the manager for violating store policy in three... two... one...
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