No charges for store owner who shot suspect
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado ” The El Paso County district attorney says the owner of a Colorado Springs liquor store will not be prosecuted for shooting and killing a suspect during an attempted robbery.
Police say Charles Kellogg shot 21-year-old Gibran Gayton on November 27th after Gayton pulled out a semiautomatic weapon and demanded money at Jet-Way Liquors.
Kellogg told police he tried to get into the cash register, but Gayton continued to point a gun at him and make demands.
The store owner then got a handgun from under the counter and shot Gayton.
District Attorney John Newsome says Kellogg exercised a legal right of self-defense and will not be prosecuted.
An alleged accomplice of Gayton’s, 34-year-old Marsha Mallory, faces accessory charges.