A store clerk in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of an armed robber that happened on September 20. WCPO Channel 9 in Cincinnati published a story about the clerk being cleared.
The robbery suspect, 34-year-old Hananiah Israel, entered the Sam’s Quick Market at around 9:30 pm on September 20. Sam’s Quick Market is located on Harrison Avenue in South Fairmont. The suspect was armed with a pistol.
After entering, the suspect pointed the pistol at the employees. He demanded money. One of the employees threw money over the counter while the other screamed at the suspect to put the gun down. When nothing happened, a different employee shot the suspect once.
The suspect later died at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
On Wednesday, September 27, Hamilton Prosecutor Joe Deters said that he wasn’t even going to send the case to a grand jury. “If you enter a store with a weapon to rob it, you have forfeited your right not to be shot. And these clerks were lucky they weren’t victims themselves. They were clearly defending themselves,” Deter said.
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