Robber Dies After Pulling Gun on Armed Store Clerk – Family Outraged the Clerk Defended Himself

A Dayton, Ohio man allegedly attempted to stick up a Dollar General and was shot to death by a store clerk. His family is outraged.

Roosevelt Rappley, 23, died Wednesday evening after allegedly drawing his gun inside a Dollar General and demanding money from employees, WHIO reported.

Police said witnesses told them Rappley brandished a firearm and pointed it at employees.

Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger told WHIO Rappley was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a police dispatch call released last week, the worker who fatally shot Rappley described the incident.

“I just had somebody try to attempt and rob me over here at Dollar General on Gettysburg,” the clerk said. “Came in with a firearm, threatened to take money out the drawer, pointed a gun at me and my staff members.”

“He pointed a gun at me, I had a firearm on me, I pulled my firearm and I shot him in self-defense,” the caller added.More From The Web

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Dayton police Sgt. Thomas Schloss told WHIO Rappley walked outside after being shot and collapsed.

According to police, the Dollar Store employee was legally permitted to carry a gun.

“Yes, he’s robbing y’all. Oh well.”

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