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Pub employee wounds would-be robber

Police say suspect shot while threatening patrons with a loaded rifle

A man who police say was trying to rob the Mt. Scott Pub was shot and wounded early Wednesday morning by a pub employee.

Police said the 30-year-old man suffered a non-life threatening wound to his leg. His name and condition were not immediately released.

According to police, an employee of the pub at Southeast 72nd Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard called police at about 12:43 a.m. and said he had shot a person attempting to rob the business at gunpoint.

When officers arrived, they learned the suspect entered the pub with a loaded sawed-off rifle and demanded money from the bartender. The bartender fled to the back room and the suspect chased him, then came back into the bar and opened the till, took money, and continued to threaten patrons with the rifle.

A second employee, Ormand "Stub" Fentress, 57, retrieved a gun from the bar and fired multiple shots at the suspect's lower body, hitting him and causing him to fall to the ground.

Fentress held the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived. He was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect is still in the hospital. His name will be released when he is arrested and booked into jail. The pub employees are cooperating with investigators.