Gas station employee attacked by armed robbery suspect

Kum & Go near Hancock and Jet Wing
Kum & Go near Hancock and Jet Wing(KKTV/Vernon Jewell)
Published: Jun. 4, 2023 at 4:12 AM MDT|Updated: Jun. 4, 2023 at 8:35 AM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Police say a gas station employee was taken to the hospital after being attacked by an armed robbery suspect.

Around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to a Kum & Go gas station near Hancock and Jet Wing for an armed robbery. Police say the suspect initially appeared to be shoplifting, which prompted the store clerk to step outside and investigate.

Police say the suspect then attacked the clerk, and fled the scene in a car with multiple other people inside. A suspect and vehicle description have not yet been released.

KKTV 11 News originally reported the victim was stabbed based on initial information from authorities, however, a spokesperson with Kum & Go reached out and stated the victim was attacked but not stabbed.

The clerk is expected to be okay. We will update this article as we learn more.