Sunoco clerk who shot at robber leaves job

DAYTON — UPDATE @ 1:38 p.m. (Dec. 6):

The Sunoco clerk who shot at a robber during an attempted robbery last month has quit his job after management said he couldn’t carry his weapon when he returned to work following the incident.

“The office manager called me in and said the owner doesn’t want me to carry my weapon anymore and he thought about suspending me,” said Pete Nunn, referring to the fact that a window was shattered during the robbery attempt. “All the sudden because I didn’t aim right and broke the window instead of taking a man’s life, I’m not allowed to carry, I said no”.

Nunn said he quit two hours into his first shift back after he was told he couldn’t carry his weapon.

Nunn said he worked for the Sunoco for seven years and said the owner knew he carried his gun prior to the shooting.

The former clerk is now looking for a full-time job and is currently working two part-time jobs.

We’ve reached out to the owner of the Sunoco, but so far he has not responded to our request to speak with him so far.

UPDATE @ 11:20 a.m. (Nov. 21)

The Sunoco clerk who was shot in the attempted armed robbery late Sunday night has been treated and released from the hospital.

The employee suffered a gunshot wound to the upper right thigh, according to a Dayton police report.

The suspect has been described as a black male, about 5-foot-6, 140 to 160 pounds, wearing a black hoodie, dark-colored jeans, white gloves and possibly a surgical mask.

The suspect fired one or two rounds, the report says. The clerk fired several shots back at the suspect; the suspect ran out of the store toward Wyoming Street.

The clerk who shot back at the suspect had a valid CCW permit, the report says.


One clerk was shot after a would-be robber and another clerk exchanged gunfire during an attempted armed robbery of a Dayton Sunoco station.

The incident was reported around 11:15 p.m. Sunday at the convenience store at 1502 Wayne Avenue in Dayton.

911 records indicate a masked man entered the store, displayed a gun, and attempted to rob the clerk before shots were fired.

Shots were fired, with one clerk sustaining a gunshot wound to the leg, according to records. His condition and severity of injuries sustained was unknown.

The second clerk returned fire and forced the robber to flee the store on foot. It was unknown if the robber was shot or if he was able to make off with anything from the store.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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