Teen robber shot by cellphone store owner in attempted robbery

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The owner of a store in the East Garfield Park neighborhood shot a would-be robber Thursday morning on the West Side, according to police. It happened shortly before 11 a.m. in the 200 block of North Kedzie on a CPS safe passage route.

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The 17-year-old boy tried to rob attempted to rob a Metro PCS store at 10:46 a.m., according to Chicago Police. The owner, who happened to near in a grocery store, confronted the suspect and gun fire was exchanged.

The teen was shot in the upper right shoulder and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said.

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He is in police custody, and was previously arrested for armed robbery on Nov. 28.

Police say the owner has a conceal and carry card.

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