Manager shoots 2 men who tried to rob store

The manager of a convenience store shot two men overnight.

Police said the pair tried to rob the Exxon store near E. Illinois Avenue and Bonnie View Road around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The manager drew his weapon and shot both men.

Both suspects were rushed to local hospitals. Both are now listed in fair condition.

Detectives said it appears the shootings were justified and the manager will not be charged.

Police did not release the names of the two 30-year-old suspects.

They do not appear to have a criminal history, but are now charged with robbery.


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