Shootout At Convenience Store Kills Clerk & Robber

BROWNSVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ A clerk and a suspected robber died in a shootout at a convenience store in the Florida Panhandle.

Escambia County Sheriff’s officials say a man entered AC Grocery near Pensacola late Monday afternoon and attempted to rob it at gunpoint.

The Pensacola News Journal ( ) reports the clerk pulled out a gun during the robbery and shot the suspect.

The man then fired at the clerk.

According to a sheriff’s office release, the clerk died at the scene.

The suspect ran from the scene but collapsed nearby and was taken to a hospital where he later died.

The names of the clerk and the suspect have not been released.