No charges yet for liquor store employee who reportedly shot, killed customer
Incident was 3rd recent employee-customer shooting
Last Updated: 428 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - There’s uncertainty for an Indianapolis liquor store clerk.
It's not clear if the man, who police say shot and killed a customer Saturday, will face charges.
Saturday's shooting marked the third Indianapolis time a clerk has shot and killed someone in his workplace, in about as many weeks.
In two of the three cases, authorities have decided not to press charges.
Zach Rogers has a lot of what ifs concerning shooting and killing a man police say came to rob the 21st Amendment store about a week ago.
"I could have misplaced a shot and that shot could have gone through a wall, it could have hit somebody, it could have killed somebody that it wasn't intended to," said Rogers.
The Marion County Prosecutor is not filing charges against Rogers.
"If you've seen the video or understand what happened, I don't think there's any clue that you would think that what happened was unjustified," said Rogers.
Authorities say a worker at Don's Guns was also justified, when police say he returned fire killing a man last month.
"I think it's good for people to know if something... does happen to you there is a process that you have to go through and as long as you've done the right thing you'll be fine," said Rogers.
IMPD is now investigating yet another work place shooting, this one at Stony’s Liquor Store on the east side.
Police say a worker shot and killed a customer after a physical altercation.
Marion County authorities said the decision to prosecute or not will come down to whether there was a reasonable threat of deadly force.
"The main key is there a reasonable belief on the part of the person using the deadly force that that deadly force is justified," said Denise Robinson with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.
For Rogers, while authorities say he did not commit a crime, the army veteran is once again unemployed.
Rogers worked one more day before he and his employer decided the incident was just too big of a distraction.
"Going back was mainly to say, 'You're not going to scare me out of my job. You can't just come in here and force me to quit, and waving a gun around is not going to do it,'" said Rogers.
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