Brooklyn man killed after trying to prevent corner store robbery: Police - Metro US

Brooklyn man killed after trying to prevent corner store robbery: Police

A Brooklyn man who tried to stop two armed men from robbing a corner store in Brooklyn ended up dead last week, police said Tuesday.

Authorities reported that Damion Francis, 32, was inside the 560 Grocery and Food Store in East Flatbush on Oct. 27 when two unidentified men walked in at around 9:30 p.m.

One of the two men suddenly flashed a gun and approached the store clerk, demanding money from the cash register.

That’s when investigators said Francis tried to step in to stop the crime, only to be met with a single gun shot to his chest.

The gunman immediately reached over the counter and took an undisclosed amount of money before he and his accomplice ran away from the store along Remsen Avenue.

Cops and EMS arrived shortly thereafter, and paramedics rushed Francis to Brookdale Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

Video surveillance from the store released by police show both suspects walk into the store, shoot Francis and take the money.

Officials described the gunman as a dark-skinned man, 5-feet-7-inches tall, about 150 pounds and last seen wearing a red, hooded sweatshirt with grey pants.

The second suspect was described as a dark-skinned male, 5-feet-8-inches tall, weighing 160 pounds last seen wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt.

NYPD asks that anyone with information about the shooting or suspects confidentiallycall its Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or text their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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