Police: Clerk fatally shoots would-be robber at northeast Columbus store

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police say an exchange of gunfire led to a clerk fatally injuring a robber at a northeast Columbus store.  

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 1:09 a.m., two armed suspects wearing masks entered the Beechcroft Newstand along E. Dublin-Granville Road and demanded money.  

Police say the clerk fatally shot one of the suspects during an exchange of gunfire.  

The other suspect fired shots, striking the clerk and a customer before running from the scene.  

The robbery suspect fatally shot has been identified as Juanye Hawkins-Payne, 19.  

The clerk and the customer were taken to an area hospital where they were treated and released.  

The other robbery suspect, Daythan Jones, 20, has been arrested according to police, and charged with murder.  

Police continue to investigate the shooting.  

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