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Durham Man Shot During Attempted Robbery
A Durham man has been arrested after he apparently was shot during an armed robbery at a convenience store on Guess Road late Monday.
Officers responded to a shooting and attempted robbery at the Guess Road Mini Mart at 2014 Guess Road around 9:30 p.m. on Monday. An employee told officers that a man entered the store and brought a beer up to the front counter. The man then went behind the counter, pulled out a gun and said he was robbing the store.
The employee struggled with the suspect and grabbed the gun. The employee told officers he fired shots when the suspect moved toward him. The suspect ran out of the business before officers arrived.
A few minutes later, Officer J.M. Stewart found a man matching the suspect’s description lying in front of a house on Hillcrest Street, which is a short distance from Guess Road. The man had been shot in the legs.
The man, identified as 38-year-old Kevin White of Durham, was taken to the hospital for treatment. Investigators charged White with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. After being treated at the hospital, White was taken to the Durham County Jail. He was placed in jail under a $300,000 bond. No charges were filed against the clerk.