Pepper-spayed check cashing clerk shoots robbery suspect

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The owner of a check cashing store in Lakewood shot one suspect and scared off another during a robbery attempt Saturday evening, police said.

At around 7 p.m., two suspects entered Cambio De Cheques on the corner of Colfax and Reed.

“The store owner reported that two males approached him as he was closing his business for the evening, sprayed him with mace and then tried to take the money he was carrying,” said Lakewood Police Det. Ryan McKone

The owner shot one suspect in the leg. The other suspect fled the scene.

“The suspects in this case may be involved in other robberies that have occurred across the metro area,” said Det. McKone.

The store owner will not face charges.