Suspected Armed Robber Shot by Store Clerk

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Police are investigating two armed robberies in New Haven, one on Congress Avenue, the other on Washington Avenue-- and at the Washington Avenue location, police say the clerk fatally shot the suspect.

New Haven police report that just before midnight on Tuesday, they responded to Congress Avenue where a store clerk was held up by a suspect with a riffle.

While officers were taking the store owner's statement, he received a telephone call from his brother, who also works at a convenience store. The brother said he was just held up and opened fire on the suspect.

Police responded to Nino's Mini market and found the suspect who had been shot in the chest, they also recovered the rifle.

The suspect is not being identified, but police say he was rushed to Yale New Haven Hospital and pronounced dead. Police say he was Hispanic, but are withholding further details.

The clerk is not being charged.

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