Deputies: Clerk shoots, kills man trying to rob store

Man tried to rob Prime Stop Food Store, deputies say


ORANGE PARK, Fla. – A man died Saturday after he was shot while trying to rob an Orange Park convenience store, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said.

William Kyle Smith, 29, died just after midnight after he was shot by the clerk of the Prime Stop Food Store on Peoria Road, police said.

The clerk told police Smith walked into the store wearing sunglasses and pulled out a small caliber handgun and approached the counter. The clerk then pulled out his own gun and shot Williams, police said. 

Deputies said when they arrived at the scene, they found Williams dead on the floor with a loaded handgun next to him. Deputies said the car Williams had driven to the store was still running when they arrived.

Deputies said the store has surveillance video that captured the crime.

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