Undersheriff: Liquor store clerk shoots robber

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A liquor store clerk shot a robber west of Kalamazoo Thursday, the Kalamazoo County undersheriff says.

The robbery happened around 12:50 p.m. at Bronco Liquor at the corner of KL Avenue and Drake Road in Oshtemo Township.

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office says a man entered the gun and demanded money. Undersheriff Jim VanDyken said a store clerk shot and injured the suspect, but he made off with cash.

The suspect was later arrested not far away on Drake Road with help from the Western Michigan University Department of Public Safety. Authorities say they recovered the money.

The condition of the suspect was not immediately available.

Authorities said Friday that the suspect was being held on a parole violation. Charges in connection to the robbery are expected to be filed next week.

Investigators initially said three suspects were in custody; they later amended that to say there was only one suspect.

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