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UPDATE: Jewelry store owner won't face charges for shooting robber


KENOSHA (WKOW) -- The jewelry store owner who shot an armed robbery won't face any charges.

Assistant District Attorney Richard Ginkowski says the owner of the Jewelry Exchange in Kenosha was acting in self-defense on Wednesday when two men walked into his store and one pointed a handgun at him. The store owner pulled his own gun out from under the counter and shot the armed man in the chest.

Both suspects the store, and a police officer found the injured man about a block away.

The injured man is recovering at a hospital. Ginkowski says the man, a 29-year-old from Zion, Ill., is likely to face robbery charges. Police are still looking for the other suspect.


KENOSHA (WKOW) -- A jewelry store owner kept his store from being robbed Wednesday by shooting one of the would-be robbers, according to Kenosha police.

Authorities say two male suspects walked into the Jewelry Exchange Wednesday afternoon. One of the suspects pointed a handgun at the store owner, but the owner drew his own handgun from underneath a desk and shot the suspect in the chest.

The would-be robbers fled, but police found the wounded suspect lying in the grass about a block from the store. He was conscious and taken to a hospital. Authorities say he is in stable condition.

The other suspect is still at large. Neither of the men has been identified, but the wounded man is a 29-year-old who police believe is from Zion, Ill.

The crime scene is under investigation.

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