Language from the Probable Cause Statement: The defendant entered Family Dollar on January 5, 2015, and demanded cash from the cashier. The defendant stated he had a gun in his possession. The cashier handed over approximately $100 and the defendant fled the scene. On January 7, 2015, the defendant entered Kaiser Mart and handed the clerk a note that read “Give me all the money in the drawer.” As the clerk was reading the note, the clerk attempted to walk away from the defendant and enter the manger’s room. The defendant fled the scene in a vehicle and the manger of Kaiser Mart followed in a car in an attempt to obtain vehicle identification. The defendant’s vehicle entered the Walgreen’s parking lot. The defendant exited the car and entered the store. The defendant walked to the cashier and requested cigarettes. The manager of Kaiser Mart entered Walgreen’s and alerted another employee that the defendant had just tried to rob his store. The employee called 911. As the clerk was ringing up the cigarettes, the defendant demanded the money in the register. The defendant reached toward the register and the register opened. The defendant reached over the counter and was about to grab the money when the manager of Kaiser Mart told him to stop. The manager of Kaiser Mart displayed his firearm and the defendant displayed what appeared to be a firearm. The defendant placed both his hands on his weapon and stepped towards the manager of Kaiser Mart. The manager of Kaiser Mart ducked out of the way and fired his weapon two times. One of the bullets struck the defendant and he fell to the ground. The three crimes are captured on video.
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded guilty.