Kentucky police say a convenience store owner shot a man who assaulted him during an attempted robbery Friday.
The would-be robber entered the store and allegedly attacked the owner of a Marathon station in Lexington, Kentucky in the afternoon, according to WKYT.
"It was a pretty aggressive assault," said Lt. Mark Brand.
During the assault the owner who remains unidentified grabbed a gun — though it is unclear who it belonged to — and shot the suspect, according to Kentucky.com.
The suspect was then reportedly transported to the University of Chandler Hospital for treatment. Spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts told Kentucky.com that he had "pretty serious injuries" and was shot once.
Police however say the man appeared to have acted within his rights.
"He was attacked in his store, the store owner defended himself," Brand said.
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