GRAPHIC VIDEO: Liquor store clerks shoot armed robbery suspect, fight over gun

Liquor store clerks shoot armed robbery suspect (KTUL)

WARNING: This story contains graphic video.

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- The owner of Forest Acres Liquor Store has released graphic surveillance video showing a violent run-in with an armed robber.

Tulsa police responded to the store near 12th and Memorial just after 6 p.m. Thursday after the clerk called 911, saying they shot the suspect multiple times. The suspect was gone by the time officers arrived, but he later showed up at a local hospital.

Police have identified the suspect as Tyrone Lee and believe he's connected to 10 other robberies in the area. They say Lee walked into the liquor store Thursday evening with a shotgun, demanding money.

Surveillance video shows the suspect behind the counter before walking out of the camera's view. The owner and her daughter both grab their guns, and when the suspect returns, the owner opens fire.

The suspect again appears to leave but comes back, prompting more gunfire. Video shows the owner's daughter shoot him at close range. Even after being shot multiple times, the suspect fights with the owner for her gun, pistol-whipping her.

Video shows the man chasing the women around the counter before they leave the store.

The owner suffered a gash to the head, which required staples. Both she and her daughter declined an interview but gave us permission to share the video. The owner's son said their guns saved their lives.

"We're not going to be victims," said Justin Christen.

The suspect remains in critical condition at the hospital.

The liquor store was back open Friday.



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