Report: 7-Eleven owner fired fatal shot during attempted robbery

LAS VEGAS - The man who shot and killed a suspected robber at a 7-Eleven store was the owner and he fired a warning shot before the fatal shot, according to the arrest report.

The man who died has been identified as David Barron. The two other men with him, Eric and Richard Ball, are now facing charges of attempted robbery with the use of a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery, burglary and battery.

The shooting happened around midnight on Sunday, Sept. 10 at the 7-Eleven on Vegas Valley Drive between Mountain Vista Street and Lamb Boulevard.

According to the arrest report, a store clerk and the store owner, Harjit Dhillon, got into a physical fight with Eric Ball and Barron, after Barron spit on the front sidewalk. Store patrons broke up the fight and the men left.

Less than an hour later, they returned with Richard Ball and the men were armed with knives and brass knuckles, the report said.

Two men went behind the store counter and got into a fight with the clerk. Barron got into a fight with Dhillon who fired a shot into the air while calling the police. Richard and Eric Ball ran.

According to the report, Dhillon who was “in fear for his life and the life of his employee” fired his .40 caliber handgun at Barron who was struck and fell just outside the front entrance to the store.


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