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Suspect killed in Towson attempted liquor store robbery

A deadly shooting in the heart of Towson. One suspect is dead, another remains on the run following an attempted armed robbery at a liquor store in the Towson Commons area. Rick Ritter reports.

A man was shot to death while trying to rob a Towson liquor store Monday night, Baltimore County police said.

Two men went into Towson Wine & Spirits in the 100 block of W. Pennsylvania Ave. in downtown Towson just before 7 p.m., police said. They announced they were robbing the store, and one brandished a handgun, police said.

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A 68-year-old clerk at the store pulled a gun from behind the counter and shot one of the suspects multiple times, police said.

The two suspects ran, and one collapsed a short distance away. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other ran off and has not been found, police said.

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Neither of the two store employees inside at the time were injured. Police are reviewing footage from surveillance cameras in the area, including the liquor store's. The employees were being interviewed by homicide detectives, who were called to investigate.

The suspect who died was identified Tuesday. No description was released for the other suspect.

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