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Preliminary Hearing for Man Shot While Allegedly Robbing Convenience Store

18 May 2017 News


Kahlil Alexander Kirton is accused of robbery of a Winchester 7-Eleven convenience store. During the incident, Kirton was shot by a store clerk. The 33 year old appeared in Winchester General District Court on May 17 for a preliminary hearing. The charges against him have now been certified to a grand jury. A city grand jury will now determine if he will be prosecuted. He has been charged with robbery, abduction, using a firearm in commission of a felony and wearing a mask in public.

Allegedly, on January 25, Kirton entered into a 7-Eleven convenience store on S. Pleasant Vally Road, displayed a black firearm and stated to the clerk that she was being robbed. After receiving approximately $41 from the register, Kirton forced the clerk out of the store and to her vehicle to get her purse. It was at that point, the clerk shot him three times with her personal firearm.

While Kirton was inside of the clerk’s vehicle injured, she went back into the store, locked the doors and called 911. Kirton was treated for his injuries at Winchester Medical Center. The clerk was unharmed in the incident.

Kirton, is currently being held without bond at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center in Frederick County.


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