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Police: Robbery Suspect, 16, Fatally Shot by Store Owner

Tampa Police are investigating the shooting at a convenience store on Armenia Avenue.

Updated, 5:12 p.m.:

A teenage robbery suspect has died after the owner of a West Tampa convenience store shot him Monday morning, the Tampa Police Department reports.

Investigators said Quintavius Antonio Moore, 16, walked into Baker's Mini Mart, 2504 Armenia Avenue, around 10:45 a.m. and asked the store owner for change for a bill. Moore returned half an hour later armed with a handgun, police said, and pointed it at the owner behind the counter.

The store's owner, Taquanda Shanti Baker, 31, of Riverview, told police she
pulled out her handgun and accidentally fired one round into the ground, then
fired a round at Moore and hit him.

Moore was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:30 p.m. Monday, police said.

Baker told detectives that she thought Moore fired at her, "but later realized that in her nervous state she fired both rounds," a Tampa Police spokesperson wrote in a media release.

Baker reportedly ran out of the store and flagged down a Tampa Police officer who was driving south on Armenia Avenue.

The investigation is ongoing.

Earlier:

Tampa Police are investigating a shooting at Baker's Mini Mart, which is located at 2504 Armenia Ave.  A police spokeswoman says a suspect tried to rob the store and was shot by the clerk. No other details have been released. We will keep you updated as we receive new information.

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