Owner Defends Liquor Store, Kills Would-Be Robber

Suspect shot during attempted armed robbery

LARGO, Md. -- The owner of a Largo liquor store shot and killed a man in an attempted robbery Friday morning, police said.
A man entered Kettering Liquors in the 10600 block of Campus Way South about 7:30 a.m., announced a robbery and pulled out a gun, police said. One of the owners pulled out a shotgun and shot and killed the robber, police said.
“It’s tragic. Somebody died today,” said Bill Miles, of Kettering Liquors. “The good news is it wasn’t one of us. It was the bad guy.”
Three owners and a deliveryman were in the store at the time. None of them was injured.
Police are investigating.
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