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Attempted robbery, shooting at Taylorsville Business



Updated Apr. 23, 6:00 p.m.

Taylorsville Police Department officers are investigating an attempted robbery at Beasley Power Equipment on Hwy. 16 South in Taylorsville. The incident happened on Thursday afternoon, April 23, 2015.

Three people were reportedly trying to steal a chainsaw from the store. An employee reportedly shot one of the suspects. The injured suspect was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the head.

The two remaining suspects were apprehended a short distance away.


Visitor Comments

Submitted By: Sarah MingusSubmitted: 4/25/2015
Thanks to theses officers for keeping us safe. Thank God for keeping you safe.

Submitted By: omarSubmitted: 4/25/2015
I feel the shooter over reacted and unlawfully over stepped his rights and never considered any by standers such as kids. a wife. mother father all of which could have been his very own for a saw. Was that saw worth all of what he did not stop to consider. I feel he should pay according to the law. We are not living in the wild west and no one should be allowed to act as such.

Submitted By: Vickey CornelisonSubmitted: 4/24/2015
An employee shot someone in the head over the theft of a chainsaw??? Really? I imagine the taxpayers will now be paying the cost of the treatment and recovery (if the suspect survives) of a VERY minor theft. Not a great cost vs benefit ratio IMHO.

Submitted By: Rose JonesSubmitted: 4/23/2015
I commend the officers who had a part in taking action so quickly to make sure of the safety of the citizens of Alexander County, my home county.

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