Good: Store owner shoots robber
Man even the beauty supply stores are tough in Mobile.
Robber Shot - al.com
Store owner shoots robber
Posted by Ron Colquitt, Staff Reporter
July 22, 2008 2:11 PM
Store owner shoots robber - Breaking News from the Press-Register - al.com
Eli Nichols, owner of Beauty Closet in the 600 block of Holcombe Avenue in Mobile, shot one of two men who were attempting to rob the business Sauturday night.
Mobile police identified the wounded man as Jamichael Thomas, 21. A slug fired from the 12-gauge shotgun struck Thomas in the right arm, Nichols said.
Police arrested Demarcus Ratcliff, 19, who was identified as the man with Thomas during the attempted robbery. He was charged with first-degree robbery in connection with that attempted holdup.
Nichols, who served as an Army military police officer in Iraq, said he fired three shots inside the store and six outside. Some of the shots fired outside struck the getaway car, he said.