Providence store clerk fires gun at robber; suspect stabs customer

PROVIDENCE Rhode Island— A convenience store clerk fired gunshots at a man who robbed the store and stabbed a customer Tuesday night, according to the Providence police.

The stabbing victim is in stable condition at Rhode Island Hospital; area hospitals haven’t reporting any shooting victims, according to Cmdr. Thomas Verdi.

At about 11 p.m. Tuesday, the police went to the Broadway Express Mart at 306 Broadway for a reported stabbing, according to a report provided by Verdi.

The store clerk told the police that he fired several shots at a man who went behind the counter, showed a knife and demanded money.

As the suspect went to leave the store, a customer tried stopping him and the suspect stabbed him in the back and shoulder, according to the report.

Investigating officers found a trail of blood leading to the 33-year-old stabbing victim. The police also found a SIG Sauer pistol on the counter with a detached, loaded magazine and two spent shell casings, one on the counter and one on the floor.

The police reviewed store surveillance video and saw that it was consistent with the clerk’s story, according to the report.