Police say a man is dead after he tried to rob a vacuum cleaner shop in Coffeyville, Kansas.
Just before 9 a.m. this morning authorities were called to Kennedy Sweeper in Coffeyville. The 911 caller, owner Paul Kennedy, told authorities he shot a man who was trying to rob him at his store.
When police arrived they located 23 year old Terrence Clark's body inside the store. Clark was unresponsive and was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The Coffeyville Police Department says they are uncertain how many shots were fired but did indicate there were two weapons involved.
"We have a few armed robberies here and there but we are not over burdened with them," says Commander Danny Grigg of the Coffeyville Police Department. "First homicide we have had this year - don't believe we had any last year."
Police say the incident is still under investigation.
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News release issued May 7, 2012 by the Coffeyville Police Department:
This morning at approximately 08:47 hours, officers from the Coffeyville Police Department responded to a 911 emergency call from Kennedy Sweeper located at 902 West Eighth Street, Coffeyville, KS, in reference to an armed robbery. The 911 caller further reported he had shot the suspect.
Upon arrival, officers met with the 911 caller and located the suspect inside the store. The suspect had been shot and was unresponsive. Coffeyville EMS was summoned, and the suspect was later pronounced dead at the scene by the Assistant Montgomery County Coroner.
The name of the deceased is Terrence DeShawn Clark, 23 years of age. The incident is currently under investigation by the Coffeyville Police Department.
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