By Associated Press - Thursday, December 10, 2020

MAPLEWOOD, Mo. (AP) - A robbery suspect is hospitalized after being shot by a store clerk in suburban St. Louis.

Police say they won’t likely ask for charges against the clerk, who they say acted in self-defense.

The incident happened Wednesday night in Maplewood. Police say the 21-year-old suspect was found inside the break room of the Boost Mobile store. He had been shot three times and underwent surgery.

Authorities say the robbery suspect has an extensive criminal history involving burglaries and robberies.

Police say the Boost Mobile employee was alone when the man came in with a gun. The employee was able to pull out his own gun and shoot the suspect. The clerk was unhurt.

The suspect was wearing an ankle bracelet for monitoring while he was out on bond after his arrest for allegedly robbing a Washington University student in February.

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