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Wheelchair-bound store owner fends off two robbers with gun

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ALCOA, TN (WBIR) -

A shooting occurred during a jewelry store robbery in Alcoa Wednesday afternoon, according to Blount County Dispatch.

Officials say it happened around 4:30 p.m. at the Malone's Jewelers at 332 Gill Street in Alcoa.

The Alcoa Police Department says two suspects went inside the the store. While one suspect was asking about merchandise, the other jumped the store's counter and ran to a backroom.

Alcoa PD Detective Kris Sanders said both suspects then tried to leave with some money. The store's owner then shot one of the men in the stomach area with a handgun.

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