Fearless Clerk Opens Fire On Armed Robber

Harrisburg, PA – A 19-year-old clerk who shot an armed robber in his mother’s corner store in Allison Hill Wednesday night said the incident hasn’t made him skittish.

If an armed suspect tried to rob the store again, Daneurys Santo said he wouldn’t hesitate to pull the trigger again.

“He come again, I do the same,” Santo said from behind the counter of Madera Bros. Mini Market at 19th and Park Streets Friday afternoon.

As Santo was ringing up a customer, a masked male entered the store and demanded money from him at gunpoint at about 8:40 p.m., police said.

Santo, whose mother also was also in the store, said the suspect first told him to hand over cash in English. He then said the same thing in Spanish, he said.

That’s when Santo grabbed a shotgun he had hidden below the counter and fired a round into the suspect. The suspect, described as an annoying black male who is about 6 feet tall, ran out of the store after he was struck.

Police had responded to a hold-up alarm at the store, and when they arrived, they found a small blood trail inside the store.

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