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Police: Man shot, killed in attempt to rob Norfolk store

Posted at 6:18 AM, Aug 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-18 06:18:40-04

NORFOLK, Va. — Police in Norfolk say a clerk shot and killed a man who tried to rob a convenience store.

The Virginian-Pilot reports 28-year-old Javier Garcia died at a hospital.

According to police, the clerk shot Garcia when he tried to rob the 7-Eleven on Sunday night.

Officers responding to the shooting found Garcia suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.

It's the third such shooting in a Hampton Roads store in the past four years.

A would-be robber was shot in the neck in 2017 and paralyzed.

Two years later, a customer shot two armed men attempting to rob a store, killing one.

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