A McDowell County man who attempted to rob a Bramwell convenience store died early this morning after a customer in the store shot him multiple times.

According to Mercer County Sheriff Don Meadows, the customer had a concealed weapon permit and was carrying an automatic pistol. The alleged robber, who entered the Pop Shop wearing a mask, was armed with a shotgun. He died en route to Bluefield Regional Medical Center.

Meadows anticipates an arrest of one suspect, perhaps more. The case is under investigation.

For more on this story and other news, see Wednesday’s Bluefield Daily Telegraph

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