Clerk shot in St. Paul gas station robbery

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A St. Paul gas station clerk is improving and expected to survive after he was shot in the stomach during a robbery on Sunday.

St. Paul Police say the incident began about 6 p.m. when a suspect wearing a dark hoodie and facemask walked into the Clark gas station at 2525 7th Street West and demanded money. Surveillance video shows the suspect shooting the clerk, an adult male, once in the stomach. Nothing was taken. 

A customer walked into the gas station, found the victim and called 911. The clerk was conscious and breathing when squads arrived on scene, then was transported to Regions Hospital where he was rushed into surgery. As of Monday morning the clerk was reported in good condition. 

Police spokesman Steve Linders says a number of witnesses were able to describe a getaway vehicle, which was soon located and pulled over on the 1200 block of Homer Street. Officers arrested an 18-year old man who was driving, and the suspected 16-year-old shooter who was in the back seat. Linders says the teen had just one shoe on: The other was found near the crime scene.   

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