NC Steak 'n Shake employee killed in reported robbery

NC Steak 'n Shake employee killed / Source: WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC. (WBTV/AP) -- A North Carolina police chief says a fast-food restaurant worker was killed and the suspect was wounded in a shooting during an attempted robbery.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters the worker was shot inside the Steak 'n Shake restaurant south of downtown Charlotte on Tuesday. Putney said a customer also was wounded.

The chief says Pineville police officers responding to the scene encountered the suspect and exchanged gunfire with him in the parking lot and wounded him. He said no officers were hurt, and added that a gun believed to belong to the suspect was recovered.

Pineville is located just south of Charlotte.

Aerial views of the restaurant showed some people hugging police officers in the parking lot as other officers and emergency personnel worked the scene.

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