Man With Sword Dead After Dairy Queen Robbery Attempt

By Clayton Holloway , Sharie Johnson , Jonathan Carrera

Published 08/19 2012 12:39PM

Updated 08/20 2012 09:37AM

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LAS VEGAS -- A masked man attempting to rob a Dairy Queen with a samurai sword was shot in the chest and killed, according to Metro Police.

The incident happened around 12:19 p.m. Sunday at the Dairy Queen on South Maryland Parkway near Karen Avenue. Police say they believe the clerk fired at the man a total of two times.

The suspect was transported to Sunrise Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the shooting appears to have been in self-defense. No charges have been filed against the clerk at this time.

No other employees or customers were injured during the attempted robbery or shooting.

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