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April 18, 2014

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Suspect in jewelry store heist arrested after going to hospital

Attempted robbery

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Antwjan McClelland

A suspect in the attempted robbery of Huntington’s Jewelry was arrested after he went to a hospital to seek treatment for multiple gunshot wounds.

He was identified by Metro Police Friday as Antwjan McClelland.

Around 4:50 p.m. on Thursday, McClelland and another suspect went into the jewelry store located at 7385 W. Sahara Ave. near Tenaya Way, Metro Police said, and demanded cash from the cash register.

McClelland, who police said was wielding a gun, was shot multiple times in the arm by an employee and the suspect returned fire. That’s when the two suspects fled.

About 30 minutes later, police said, McClelland was admitted to Sunrise Hospital with apparent gunshot wounds to his arm.

Police said the other suspect is still at large and described him as a black man standing about 5 foot 9, and weighing 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants and a white baseball cap and white shoes, police said.

Police believe a third suspect may have been involved.

Police said McClelland was charged with attempted murder with a deadly weapon, robbery with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and burglary while in possession of a firearm.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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  1. Put me on the jury...PLEASE!

  2. LOL this is what I like to hear, employee shoots the bad guys , too bad it was in the arm and not a fatal shot. Remember now business owners shoot to kill and don't stop shooting til the clip is empty,,,then reload.

  3. Another nail in the coffin of those who want to disarm honest, hard-working American citizens. Under their thumbs, the employee in the jewlerly store would have been defenseless and a certain victim. He may also have been severly injured or killed, but that wouldn't mean a thing to the whackos on the left and their esoteric agenda which disarmed him. They'd be safe and snug in their pampered lives. As for the rest of us? They couldn't care less!

  4. Here we go again with the fallacy of composition of the far right accusing that the left is against all guns. Far from the truth I'm more left than right I also believe in the 2nd admendment as well but i don't believe all guns are for use in the private sector.
    I also commend the employee for their brave act and I too wish the shots would have been fatal to the theif and that their co-conspirator would be charged for attempted murder as well.
    I think this will never go to trial he will give up his partner for a plea deal.

  5. IF the Perp has ANY brains, he'll cop a plea. A judge is gonna be much more lenient than a jury. So if he PLEADS GUILTY, he will serve less time. And maybe he'll figure out that doing what he's been doing is just not working for him.

  6. The store owner should purchase a semi-auto assault type shotgun with a 20 round drum magazine.
    Justice served, tax payer spared, case closed.