Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Convenience store clerk shot multiple times in robbery by four teen boys

Four teen boys entered a convenience store in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, and shot the clerk multiple times in the robbery.  The boys escaped with cigarettes and alcohol.

The clerk did not immediately die and was taken to the hospital.  His current status is unknown.

Two of the boys were armed with handguns.  All four teen boys have been arrested.  Three of the boys were age 17.  The fourth was 14.

From an article and video:

Police Chief Joe Prentice said one of his officers came to the store around 2:45 a.m. to get something to drink, when the clerk ran outside and told him he had been shot. The patrol officer had just missed the robbery. 
"I would estimate a minute, maybe a minute and-a-half, after they exited the store the officer pulled into the lot," Prentice said. 
Police said four males robbed the Kum-N-Go at 4th Street and Kern Avenue.  
Prentice said two of the four males had handguns when they entered the store and one of them physically attacked the clerk and then shot him several times. 
"I did not view the wounds personally, but it's my understanding the majority of his wounds are in the waist and below area. I think he took one round to the torso," Prentice said. 
Early Wednesday afternoon, police announced they had arrested 17-year-old Jeffrey Edwards, 17-year-old Johnnie Ellies, and another 14-year-old on anticipated charges of robbery with a firearm and shooting with intent to kill. 
A fourth suspect, Jerry Thompson, 17, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and will be booked in the Okmulgee County Jail on complaints of robbery with a firearm and shooting with intent to kill, as well. 
Police say the victim is 21-year-old Jacob Rogers.

It hasn't been released where the teens got their guns and ammo.

Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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