An armed teen shot by a store clerk has been released from prison after serving two years for after being convicted of two armed robberies.
Court records show that the male teen robbed one store and tried to rob another when he was confronted by an armed clerk who shot him in the arm.
On December 28, 2016, the 17-year-old suspect entered a QT store near 35th Avenue and Baseline Road with a handgun and demanded money, along with Swisher Sweet Cigars and a pack of Marlboro Reds.
The clerk reported to police that the suspect fired three shots, from what sounded like a pellet gun, into the ceiling as he left. Other witnesses told police that he left the store on a 'cruiser bicycle with white-walled tires.'
Two days later the suspect struck again, this time at a Chevron store near 51st and Southern avenues. He demanded money from the cash registers, and when he motioned toward them with the gun, a store clerk pulled his gun and fired at the suspect.
The suspect ran and tried to get on his bike but realized "his arm didn't work." He went to a nearby restaurant to ask for help.
Police contacted him there, and the suspect was taken to the hospital for a gunshot wound to his arm. It was there that he admitted to the robberies. He told police that he targeted gas stations because "they are supposed to just hand over the money and not try to stop anyone."
He pleaded guilty to the two armed robberies and was sentenced to two years in prison and three years probation. He was released from prison this past September.
In court paperwork, the clerk that shot the teen agreed with the plea agreement, hoping the teen would turn his life around.