UPDATE: Robbery suspect shot by store owner

Published: Jan. 16, 2016 at 10:23 AM EST
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UPDATE 1/16/16 @ 3:08 PM

WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va.(WSAZ) -- Police now believe a robbery Saturday morning at a Fort Gay convenience store is related to an attempt to steal an ATM at the same location on Thursday.

The Wayne County Sheriff's Department arrested James Daniel Hicks, 39, who has residences in both Logan and Parkersburg.

Deputies also believe there may be a second suspect.

During the robbery, Hicks was shot by the owner of the store. The owner is not being charged.

Hicks' injuries are non-life threatening.

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WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police are currently on scene of a shooting in Fort Gay.

It happened Saturday morning at the Sunoco, better known as the Pit Stop, on Route 52.

Deputies say a key holder/employee of the convenience store got a notification that an alarm was going off.

When they got there, they say they found a man inside the store packing up merchandise and putting it into a bag.

Deputies say the suspect and the employee then got into a confrontation and the employee then shot the man.

According to investigators, the suspect was taken to the hospital. The extent of his injuries is unknown.

Deputies say this is the second night they have been called to this convenience store this week.

They say the alarm went off there Thursday night. During that incident, deputies say someone tried to steal the ATM.

They say the suspect took off on foot.

Investigators say it is still too early to tell if the two incidents are related.

Both the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and West Virginia State Police are on scene.

We have a crew on the scene.

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