MONROE -- Police are investigating a shooting inside of a convenience store on Thursday. A clerk shot and killed a man who tried to rob the Sunny Food Mart on Walkup Avenue in Monroe.
Police say they were dispatched to a hold up alarm at the Sunny Food Mart at 10:17 p.m. Another 911 call said that shots were being fired and a man was shot.
According to police, 23-year-old Robert Christopher Young entered the convenience store, brandished a handgun and demanded money from the two clerks, brothers Sophia and Sopea Pich. Gunfire was exchanged between Young and Sopea Pich.
"He was yelling give me the money, give me the money," said Sopea Pich. "I didn't have time to think, and I shot him."
Young ran out of the store and was found a couple of blocks away. He later died at Carolinas Medical Center. The two store clerks who were there at the time were not injured during the shootout.
Monroe Police Chief Debra Duncan says that akthough she does not expect Pich to be charged with anything, that decision is now in the hands of the District Attorney.
"We have to look at all the the underlying, anything that's going on, any of the facts and evidence, and we have to analyze that," said Duncan.
Monroe police are still investigating the incident.