Police: Robber killed by clerk after exchange of gunfire

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A 25-year-old man who was trying to rob a store on the South Side, was shot and killed by the store’s clerk.

Police say Demarcus Brandon was armed with a handgun, and tried to rob a cell phone store in the 1700 block of East 87th Street Tuesday night.

The store’s owner who also had a handgun himself shot and killed him.

There was an exchange of gunfire between Brandon and the clerk, but it’s not clear who shot first.

Brandon was paroled this summer after serving time for armed robbery and gun possession.

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