Manager fatally shoots robbery suspect in Carpentersville, store owner says

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CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. -- A robbery suspect was shot and killed just after a hold-up at a computer store in northwest suburban Carpentersville.

Two armed men walked into Oscarin's Computer, located at 1646 Ravine Ln., at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

According to the store owner, the men, who weren't wearing masks, demanded money and tied the victim's hands behind their backs with plastic ties as they searched the store. The robbers found $15,000 and headed for the door.

The owner says his manager broke free from the ties, followed the men out of the store with a gun, and that's when the suspects went for their guns.

"My manager said hey stop, and they turned around, and when they turned around and tried to take the gun my manager opened fire really quick," said the store owner who did not want to be identified.

The manager killed one of the suspects, the other suspect jumped into a blue van, according to the store owner.

The victims of the robbery were not hurt.

Surveillance cameras at the store captured the robbery and shooting.  The owner says they were able to point out the suspect that got away in a photo line-up.

The owner believes the robbers were tipped off that there was a large amount of cash inside the store, but not that there was gun.

Police did find a gun on the suspect that was killed.

The Carpentersville Police Department is actively investigating this incident.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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