Customer shot person trying to steal from convenience store

Lincoln Police said a customer inside the Kwik Shop at 56th and Holdrege shot a person trying to steal from the store.

According to police, officers were called to the convenience at 1:40 a.m. Thursday on a hold-up alarm. A man went into the store and attempted to steal undisclosed items.

The store’s clerk confronted the suspect. Police said a customer who was in the store at the same time shot the suspect in the arm.

According to police, the theft suspect left the scene and showed up at the hospital with a non life-threatening gunshot wound to the arm.

Police have not released the suspect’s name but said he had a warrant out for his arrest. Police said the suspect will be placed under arrest once he is released from the hospital.

The customer who shot the theft suspect is not under arrest as of Thursday morning. Police are reviewing surveillance video and determining whether the customer will be charged.

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