Store owner shoots 2 robbers | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Store owner shoots 2 robbers

Posted By on Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Police say Josef Alley, owner of Joe's Grocery and Deli at 12223 Col. Glenn Road, shot two men who tried to rob the store this morning. The two suspects are now under police guard at Baptist Medical Center, one in critical condition from a chest wound, the other with a wound to the leg. Their identities were not released.

Alley, 59, said the men, after one put a gun to his chest, demanded money about 10 a.m. He gave them money from the register and then one jumped over the counter and demanded money kept below the register. Alley complied. After the man jumped back over to the customer side of the counter, Alley reached under the counter for his own gun and fired five or six shots at the robbers with his Smith and Wesson .357. He said he struck them both. One man fell as he left the store, dropping money and his gun. But both managed to get in a car and drive away, hitting a fence as they left.

The injuries to the driver were severe and he stopped the car on the on-ramp to Interstate 430 from Col. Glenn. He apparently used a cellphone to dial 911. MEMS arrived along with police to take the wounded men to Baptist. Lt. Terry Hastings said the man shot in the leg left a long trail of blood.

Tags: , , ,

Sign up for the Daily Update email

Comments (21)

Showing 1-21 of 21

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-21 of 21

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Arkansan on Obama's latest commutation list

    President Obama today announced commutations of the sentences of 111 federal prisoners, including one from Arkansas.
    • Aug 30, 2016
  • Little Rock school activists announce events for 60th anniversary of Central High crisis

    The group is not affiliated with the official "Reflections of Progress" commemoration of the 60th anniversary. However, at least two of the Little Rock Nine may be joining the group for an event at 2:30 p.m. at the state Capitol in the Old Supreme Court Chamber.
    • Sep 14, 2017
  • The inspiring Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton's campaign for president illustrates again the double standard applied to women. Some writers get it. They even find the supposedly unlikable Clinton inspiring.
    • Oct 16, 2016

Most Recent Comments


© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation