• 73°

Police: Clerk shoots gunman during store robbery

By Nathan Hardin
nhardin@salisburypost.com
KANNAPOLIS — A Kannapolis man called authorities Tuesday night and said he was shot while attempting to rob a gas station. According to Kannapolis Police, John Arthur Davidson III was shot by a store clerk about 8:20 p.m. after he demanded money from two people inside Bethpage Grocery at 4940 Mooresville Road.
Police said Davidson was carrying a handgun and wanted the personal property of two people in the businesses, as well as the money in the register.
A press release from Kannapolis Police said the clerk “retrieved her own firearm and discharged it several times at the suspect.”
While officers were responding to the call, Davidson called the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office told the tele-communicator that “he just tried to rob the store and got shot.”
Davidson said he was hiding behind the store in the bushes, police said.
He was shot in the lower right leg and in the upper torso.
Kannapolis Police were on the scene for several hours Wednesday night. The store was roped off with crime tape, but broken glass was strewn outside of the business where the front door had apparently been shot out.
The man was taken to Carolinas Medical Center at Northeast. Police said he will be charged with two counts of felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor assault. Officers said they do not expect the clerk to be charged in the incident, but the district attorney will review the case.
 

Comments

Comments closed.

Local

‘Meet the need’: Rowan County Health Department looks to add to vaccination options

Local

Seaford is first woman in county hired for town manager position since the ’90s

Local

Colonial Spring Frolic makes a comeback to kick off museum’s year

Local

Concord City Council wants to name bridge for fallen officer, Rowan native

Education

RSS administration will recommend selling Faith Elementary property to charter school

Business

Inspired by advice from father-in-law, Angela Mills launches her own business in memory of him

Local

Rowan County Democrats re-elect leaders, pass resolutions

Local

Baseball: Memories come alive in Ferebee book

Local

During Child Abuse Prevention Month, professionals reflect on detecting abuse in a virtual world

Business

Biz Roundup: Small Business Center announces spring slate of workshop for business owners

Clubs

Kiwanis Pancake Festival starts Friday

Local

Rowan fire marshal seeks to clear up confusion, worry caused by solicitation letter

Education

Fun every day: Fifth anniversary for Yadkin Path Montessori School

Nation/World

Charles: Royal family ‘deeply grateful’ for support for Philip

News

North Carolina sites to resume J&J vaccines after CDC review

News

Cooper OKs bill offering K-12 students summer school option

High School

High school football: Playoff time means get ready for ‘big-boy football’

High School

High school football: Hornets overpower South to secure playoff spot

Crime

Jeffrey MacDonald won’t be released despite deteriorating health

Business

Amazon warehouse workers reject union in Alabama

Nation/World

Ex-NFL player’s brain to be probed for trauma-related harm after Rock Hill shootings

Education

Duke University to require COVID vaccinations for fall term

Education

Cooper OKs bill offering K-12 students summer school option

High School

High school football: Record night for Pinckney as East cruises; Carson wins thriller in OT