JOCO DA: Shooting of armed robber at cell phone store was self-defense

AP News Staff
June 25, 2019 - 7:28 am

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - A clerk at a suburban Kansas City phone store will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a man who police say was trying to rob the store.

Fox4KC reports the Johnson County District Attorney's office announced Monday that the June 10 shooting at a Boost Mobile store in Overland Park was self-defense.

Police say DeShawn Brim, of Raytown, Missouri, was armed with a handgun when he tried to rob the store.

The store clerk pulled out a handgun and shot Brim as he jumped over the counter toward the employee.

Prosecutors say the employee feared for his life and the life of a co-worker when he shot Brim.

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