J-town liquor store clerk shoots robber who flees to urgent care

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A liquor store clerk fires back in Jeffersontown and shoots a would-be robber Friday, March 27, who then makes it to an urgent care center.

Jeffersontown Police Chief Rick Sanders tells WHAS11 NEWS it all happened at Kute's Liquors on Watterson Trail across from the J-town Fire Department.

The chief said a man came into Kute's and demanded that the clerk walk to the back of the store.

When the clerk wouldn't do it, the man pulled out a gun and pointed it right at the clerk.

The chief says the clerk then pulled a gun from behind the counter and shot the would-be robber once in the chest.

The man made it out of the store and police discovered him just a few streets over in the parking lot of the Baptist Health Care Urgent Care Center on Taylorsville Road.

According to Sanders, the suspect was transported to University Hospital and is in critical condition. He is expected to survive.

The clerk of Kute's was not hurt and is not facing any charges.

Police are now reviewing surveillance footage from the liquor store in an effort to learn more about the incident.


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