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Police: Store owner fired warnings before shooting robber

LAKE WACCAMAW, NC (WWAY) — New details in the shooting death of an attempted robber at a store yesterday in Lake Waccamaw.

Police say Charles Hickman, the owner of Waccamaw Outdoor Supply, shot the suspect after firing multiple warning shots.

Police are still not releasing the name of the man killed, but they say that he had no criminal record or history of drug use. Investigators say he was armed with a hammer and was wearing a bandana. Police say the man may have had some mental issues.

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