Gunfire exchange in Chicago store claims life of clerk

February 8, 2020 GMT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago convenience store clerk died after exchanging gunfire Friday afternoon with robbery suspects on the city’s South Side, police said.

The suspects walked in the store and took cash from a register by force. The clerk drew his gun and shot two of the suspects, who returned fire and shot the clerk in the chest, according to investigators.

The clerk died several hours later at a hospital. The suspects were considered to be in stable condition, police said.

All four suspects were arrested, authorities said, and a weapon was recovered.