Police search for suspect in East NY robbery, shooting

Police are searching for a man who they say robbed a convenience store on Stanley Avenue in East New York at around 5 a.m. Saturday.

When the store clerk tried to hold the door closed to keep the suspect inside, he fired a shot at the clerk and ended up hitting a 47-year-old man who was walking across the street. The man who was shot is expected to be OK.

Police say the suspect is around 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 270 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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