Thursday, 4:30 PM
Framingham store clerk, with more powerful gun, turns table on armed robber
By Emily A. Canal, Globe Correspondent
A grocery store clerk in Framingham had a surprise Monday night for a would-be robber who flashed a .22-caliber Ruger and demand cash, police said.
The grocery store clerk pulled out a more powerful gun.
After looking at the .22, the clerk at A & J grocery on Kendall Street grabbed a .45-caliber semi-automatic gun and loaded a bullet into the chamber, police said. As the failed robber fled, the clerk pulled the trigger, shooting a bullet that missed the man but hit an ATM machine and a door inside the store, police said.
"After the suspect was shot at, he proceeded to flee on foot toward Freeman Street," said Lieutenant Paul Shastany of the Framingham Police Department. "We searched the area to the best of our ability but could not locate the suspect."
Police did not release the name of the clerk, who was in his 40s. The robbery suspect was described as a black male with medium to dark colored skin who was between the ages of 18 and 25. He is approximately 5 feet 8 inches and 165 pounds and was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.
The shooting at about 9:30 p.m. remains under investigation.