A liquor store clerk in Leander, Texas, shot and fatally wounded a 22-year-old man allegedly stealing alcohol on Wednesday.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that police were called about a theft at the store, then a confrontation between the store clerk and one of the three alleged thieves led to shots being fired.
Twenty-two-year-old Johnny Cabrera was struck by the clerk’s gunfire.
FOX 7 Austin noted that police found Cabrera a mile and a half from the liquor store “suffering from gunshot wounds.” He died while being transported to the hospital.
The liquor store clerk has not been charged in the incident, but police continue to investigate.
The investigation includes an attempt to determine if any of the three alleged thieves were armed.
Cabrera’s mother commented on her son after his death, saying, “He was really sweet. He loved helping people. He was really sweet, nice, helpful, friendly. He was liked by a lot of people, especially his high school friends.”
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