Pharmacist fatally shoots robber at Louisiana drug store

Sheriff rules shooting justified
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Posted at 7:39 PM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 19:40:32-05

LULING, La. (WGNO/CNN) -- A Louisiana sheriff's office said a pharmacist fatally shot an alleged robber Monday night.

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that the incident happened at the Thrift Village Drugs in the town of Luling, La., around 6 p.m.

Officers were responding to an attempted armed robbery and shooting when they found the alleged perpetrator dead with a gunshot wound about 100 yards away from the store.

Investigators said the masked man entered the store with a handgun, demanding drugs from the clerk working the counter.

A struggle between the two led to the pharmacist pulling his own weapon and firing it at the robber.

WVUE said the man, identified as 36-year-old Mark Fisher Jr. from Madisonville, La., was struck by a bullet in the femoral artery in his leg. He collapsed in the rear end of the strip mall while attempting to flee the scene and died.

The local sheriff said the shooting was justified and that evidence shows the store employees' lives were in eminent danger.

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