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Store clerk charged in shooting death of robbery suspect

Jeremy Simmons, 31, of Richmond, Va., used his personal gun to shoot a suspect in robbery, police say. (Richmond police)

A supermarket employee in Virginia faces voluntary manslaughter charges in connection with the deadly shooting of a robbery suspect, according to reports.

The police said Jeremy Simmons, 31, of Richmond, with his personal gun to shoot at Joseph Harris, 43, when Harris tried to rob the shop where Simmons worked, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

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Harris fled the store and Simmons followed him, firing more shots, according to the newspaper.

The police learned of the shooting after finding Harris’ body on the rear porch of a house. An investigation led them to Simmons, police said in a statement.

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Simmons also faces a charge of discharging a weapon in public, Richmond WTVR-TV reported.

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