Charlotte, NC — Two men were shot after an attempted robbery gone wrong at a 7-Eleven in the early hours on Monday, September 9th.
Police said the call came around 3:00 am. They rushed to the scene at 5343 Monroe Road, near Sharon Amity Road.
Witnesses said that James Murray, 22, had entered the store and pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money.
During the robbery, Murray shot the 7-Eleven store manager, Tony Shaw, 38.
But Shaw was legally carrying a handgun of his own, and didn’t want to die that morning.
He pulled out his own gun, and returned fire at the robber and hit him.
Injured, the wounded Murray ran off into the dark.
Then Shaw called police, who were able to find the Murray by using police dogs to follow his blood trail.
Murray was found only two blocks away. He was taken to the hospital where he will be treated until he is released and charged.
— NBC Charlotte (@wcnc) September 9, 2019
His charges include assault with dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury, and possession of a firearm by a felon.
The store manager, Tony Shaw, was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Another day, another thug, another life saved by a concealed carry gun.
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