Employee killed while confronting shoplifter taking ammunition, authorities say
HALLS, Tenn. (WVLT/Gray News) - Tennessee authorities say a store employee has died in a robbery Thursday morning.
According to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a Rural King retail store regarding a shooting at about 10:30 a.m.
Authorities said the shooting occurred after a man was attempting to take ammunition and other items from the store when an employee intervened.
WVLT reports the alleged shoplifter and employee got into a struggle with the suspect shooting and killing the worker.
Authorities said the suspected shooter took off from the scene after the shooting.
The sheriff’s office did not immediately identify the employee who died but said he was 23 years old.
Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler said deputies are continuing their search for the suspect involved.
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