Good: Would be robber shot dead at grocery store.
Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 01.27.2009
Tucson police have released the name of an 18-year-old who was killed while attempting to rob a South Side convenience store Monday.
Authorities say that Raymond Martinez, who lives about a block away from the Grand Market where the incident occurred, went into the store in the 6200 block of South Sixth Avenue armed with a gun.
He and another man, who has yet to be identified, were wearing bandanas on their faces and intended to rob the business, said Sgt. Mark Robinson, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.
When a store employee saw the gun-yielding man, he went to arm himself and was shot by Martinez, Robinson said.
The employee returned fire, mortally wounding Martinez who ran out into the parking lot and collapsed.
He was pronounced dead there.
The man that was with Martinez left the scene but was later arrested.
He has not been charged but is being held on unrelated warrants, Robinson said.
The store employee was taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries, Robinson said.