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Akron pharmacy owner shoots man in attempted robbery, police say

December 30, 2017 GMT

Akron pharmacy owner shoots man in attempted robbery, police say

AKRON, Ohio -- The owner of an Akron pharmacy shot a man who tried to rob his store Friday morning, police say.

The robbery happened about 9 a.m. at Highland Square Pharmacy on West Market Street near South Highland Avenue, Akron police Lt. Rick Edwards said.

An employee told police that three men ran into the store wearing all dark clothing with their faces hidden.

Two of the men jumped over the pharmacy counter and yelled at the employees, “Don’t move,” police said.

They reached into their pockets and pulled out plastic bags.

The store owner pulled out a gun and fired several shots at the would-be robbers, police said.

They jumped back over the counter and ran to a Chevy Blazer parked on South Highland Avenue, police said.

A man was dropped off at Summa Barberton Hospital several minutes later with a gunshot wound to his arm and chest.

Police are not identifying him because has not been charged with a crime as of Saturday.

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