Cleveland store clerk shot on city's west side

A store clerk shot a would-be robber Friday on the city's west side.

The Cleveland Division of Police Second District Detective Bureau is currently investigating an aggravated robbery, felonious assault shooting, which occurred outside of The Right Shop Food Mart located at 3022 West 25th Street at 10:59am.

The preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect approached the victim from behind with a shotgun, victim saw suspect and pushed him, suspect fell and discharged the weapon, shooting the victim in the lower leg.

The suspect is described as a black male in a khaki Carhart jacket with a mask on.  He fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The store clerk was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the leg.

The Cleveland Division of Police is asking that anyone with information about this incident to contact the Division of Police Homicide Unit at 216.623.5464. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216.252.7463 or Text messaging to Text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).

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