Local Store Clerk, Robbers Exchange Gunfire; Clerk Wounded

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WACO (December 3, 2012)—Waco police were looking for two men Monday after a local convenience store clerk was injured in an exchange of gunfire during a robbery.

At around 9:20 p.m. Sunday, two men, one of whom was armed, entered the Snacks convenience store at 2901 North 18th St, police said.

The 48-year-old clerk, whose name wasn’t released, was also armed, however, and he and the robber exchanged gunfire.

Both would-be robbers fled, police said, but the armed man returned to the store and he and the clerk exchanged gunfire for a second time and then began struggling over the weapons.

During the struggle the store clerk was struck several times with a gun in the head and face and suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, police said.

The robber escaped with the clerk’s gun and an undisclosed amount of cash.

The clerk was taken to a local hospital.

The armed man was black, bald, about 5-foot-9, weighed about 210 pounds and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and tan pants.

The second man was also black and was short with a thin build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black shorts, police said.