robbery shot, killed by clerk
Woman was injured in similar incident last
Originally published February 10,
By Connie Piloto / The
Dallas Morning News
Lisa Liev, still nursing a head wound from a
robbery last month, refused to give in to the demands of a man trying to rob her
Old East Dallas liquor store Friday afternoon.
As the suspect attempted to jump over the
counter, Ms. Liev crouched in a corner and fatally shot her attacker, police
"I'm lucky to be alive," Ms. Liev,
44, said after the attack. "This is the second time they try and rob and
Ms. Liev was working alone at Johnny's Cut Rate
Liquor in the 4900 block of Columbia Avenue near Fitzhugh Street when a man
walked into the store shortly after 1 p.m., police said.
The suspect, whose name has not been released
because his relatives have not been notified, died at Baylor University Medical
Center at 1:47 p.m. Friday, police said.
Investigators said he tried to rob Ms. Liev at
"When the robber attempted to shoot her,
she fell to the ground," said Sgt. Ross Salverino, a supervisor in the
homicide unit. "As the robber attempted to jump the counter, she got the
weapon and shot the suspect once."
Ms. Liev said the suspect fired a shot in her
direction as she hid behind a Texas Lottery kiosk. She suffered a gash on her
head during the attack.
After the shooting, Ms. Liev ran outside and
locked the front door so the man wouldn't get away. She ran into a nearby office
and dialed 911.
She was taken to police headquarters for
questioning and released. The case will be forwarded to the Dallas County grand
jury, as is routine in shooting deaths.
Detectives are investigating whether the
suspect in Friday's robbery was involved in a Jan. 12 robbery at the same store.
In that robbery, someone jumped over the
counter and struck Ms. Liev in the face and on the head while two masked gunmen
emptied the cash register and stole canvas bags filled with coins, a police
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