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Police: store clerk fights back during robbery

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Authorities said a convenience store clerk in Walterboro, S.C., fought back against two armed robbers, killing one and injuring another.

Nigel Holmes, 19, and Octavio Cochran, 22, went into the Kangaroo gas station on Sniders Highway with a gun and demanded money, according to authorities. The clerk fought back, took control of the gun and fired at both men.  

Police said that the men ran into some nearby woods. Cochran was dead after Holms called police to tell them they were in the woods.

"I think it's excellent. We need to let all the crooks out there know that people carrying guns are willing to use them. it helps protect us," said Bill Bradshaw, of Walterboro, S.C.

"That's their fault. They shouldn't have been trying to rob anyway," said Angela Arnold, of Walterboro, S.C.

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