March 20, 2010
A liquor store clerk shot and killed one of two armed, masked men who tried to rob the shop on Tully Road late Friday night, Modesto police said today.
Police arrived at the Super Liquors store in the 1600 block of Tully Road to find one of the robbery suspects with gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital and died later in the night. This evening, police identified him as Kyle Johnson, 20, of Modesto.
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A second suspected robber fled the scene after struggling with a second clerk, police said. They said this evening that the suspect, a 17-year-old boy, had been arrested and will be booked into Juvenile Hall on charges of homicide and attempted robbery.
Police have not released the names of the clerks at the liquor store.
The attempted robbery took place about 10:40 p.m., police said.
Detectives ask anyone who may have seen any suspicious person or vehicles in the area during the time of the incident to call the Modesto Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637. Just type “TIP704″ along with your message.
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Anyone with information regarding this incident may also contact Detective Munoz at 572-9600 Ext. 29131.