Cashier shoots burglar in
Originally ran here
"Cashier shoots burglar at liquor store, police say"
By Bob Ussery
Staff writer/The Times-Picayune
An unarmed man who allegedly broke into a
Central City liquor store was shot twice by a cashier Thursday, New Orleans
The man, whose identity was withheld, was in
fair condition at Charity Hospital, police spokesman Joe Narcisse said. He
appeared to be in his late teens.
One of the .38-caliber bullets struck him in
the right shoulder, the other in the right side of the jaw, police said.
Police would not identify the clerk at the W
and M package liquor store, 3140 Jackson Ave., between South Prieur Street and
The store does not allow customers in the
store, and does business through a window.
The suspect broke in through a rear,
second-floor window, Narcisse said. He said the man then made a hole in the
floor so he could descend to the store, on the first floor.
The cashier heard noises about 7:40 p.m. and
screamed for the man to stop.
Police said the man was shot as he lowered
himself from the hole in the ceiling.
The man, who was unarmed, will be booked with
burglary of a business, Narcisse said.
The woman, who was distraught afterward, was
not charged in the shooting, police said.
Investigators said they believe the shooting
was justified, but are referring the case to the district attorney's office for
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