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One dead after attempted pawn shop robbery


One dead after attempted pawn shop robbery

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Dec 28, 2011

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- One man is dead after an attempted robbery at a Cash America SuperPawn in the Centennial Hills area on Wednesday morning.

Sources say that a man entered the store, near North Durango Drive and Elkhorn Road, with a gun at about 9:30 a.m.

One employee fired a gun in a confrontation with the would-be robber. Police were called to the scene, where they discovered a black adult male dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

Authorities have not released the identity of the employee or the suspect who was shot. Police are continuing to investigate the shooting.

SuperPawn released a statement following the incident.

"At SuperPawn, our first concern is for the safety of our customers and coworkers," a company spokesperson said. "Currently, we are fully cooperating with authorities to sort through the details of this unfortunate incident."

Action News will update this story as more information becomes available.

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