Avon Park, Florida- The Highlands County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting of a store clerk following an armed robbery that happened Wednesday night.
Detectives say the clerk was working at the Shell Gas Station and Convenience Store located at 998 US-27 in Avon Park when a person entered the store around 10:30 armed with a handgun and demanded money. Investigators say the clerk was shot after handing over the money. Deputies say the clerk was rushed to a local hospital and is expected to survive.
Anyone with information on the case is asked the call the Highlands County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Unit at 863-402-7250 or Detective Hank Smith at 863-381-2814. Those with information can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).
Highlands County Sheriff's Office