PD: Corner store worker shoots would-be robber in South Fairmount

Posted at 11:33 PM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-21 18:45:55-04

CINCINNATI -- A corner store clerk shot and killed a would-be robber Wednesday night in South Fairmount, according to Cincinnati police Capt. Dennis Swingley.

Police received reports of a shooting around 9:30 p.m. at Sam’s Quick Market at 1932 Harrison Ave., Swingley said. When they arrived, employees said the store had been the scene of an attempted robbery and a co-worker had shot the suspect.

The suspect was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Police later identified him as 34-year-old Hananiah Israel.

The homicide unit is now investigating the circumstances of Israel's death.