August 13, 2014

Clerk shot during armed robbery at Rock Hill store

A clerk was shot in the leg during a Tuesday night robbery at Park Grocery on Main Street in Rock Hill.

In May, Tae Young Jin, 37, a clerk at Park Grocery Store, was in the hospital. A frequent customer of the East Main Street store in Rock Hill came up behind Jin and allegedly hit him with a baseball bat.

Tuesday night, Jin was in the hospital again, this time after two armed men entered the store and demanded money from Jin and another clerk. After the robbers were handed the cash register drawer, they shot Jin in the leg, according to a police report. The robbers made off with $540.

Police don’t believe the attacks are connected. Jin’s first accused assailant, from the May 30 incident, is still in custody at the York County Detention Center. Brandy Harris, 32, has been charged with attempted murder and is being held on a bond of $250,237.50.

Police are still looking for the two men from Tuesday night’s robbery. The report describes them as black men. One is about 5-foot-9, 230 pounds, with a muscular build and the other is about 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, with an average build.

A bullet went through Jin’s left leg before stopping in his right. At the hospital, his injuries were described as “non-life threatening,” said Rock Hill Police spokesman Mark Bollinger.

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