Suspect shot as he held a knife to clerk's throat

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 11:08 AM

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a Greenville County deputy shot a robbery suspect as he held a knife to a store clerk's throat. 

Lt. Tim Ridgeway says a deputy shot the suspect through a window at the Garden Spot gas station about 6 p.m. Tuesday. 

Deputies responded after a driver saw the suspect take the clerk to the back of the store and called 911.  

Both the suspect and the clerk were taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital. Ridgeway says injuries to both men are not life-threatening. 

Authorities have not released their names. 

Ridgeway says the two deputies involved will be put on temporary administrative duty while the incident is reviewed, which is regular procedure when an officer shoots a suspect.
 

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