Clerk attacked after confronting shoplifter

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Police are on the hunt for two guys who got into a fight with a Circle-K clerk.

Investigators say it all started just after midnight when the clerk saw a woman trying to shoplift from the store at Pennsylvania and Central in northeast Albuquerque

Police say the clerk confronted her and the two got in an argument. That’s when police say two men got involved and started beating the clerk.

The clerk pulled out a gun. Police say the three of them fought over it and a shot was fired.

Officers have not said if anyone was hit with that shot.

The clerk was rushed to the hospital and police are still looking for the two men and woman involved. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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