Suspect shot during fight with Mesquite store clerk

An armed robbery suspect was shot during a fight with a Mesquite store clerk early Tuesday morning.

Police said three men tried to hold up the Chevron station on Highway 80 and Town East Boulevard around 1 a.m.

The clerk fought back, took the gun away from one of the suspects and shot him in the shoulder.

The two other suspects beat up the clerk before fleeing the store.

Police used dogs and a helicopter to search for them, but they got away.

The wounded suspect was arrested in a field near the store. He is expected to be okay.

The clerk was also treated and released at the scene.

This is the fourth robbery at the store since January.