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Deputies: Robber shot, killed by Greenville shop worker

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Precision Automotive in Greenville is cordoned off after a shooting. (Oct. 25, 2012/FOX Carolina) Precision Automotive in Greenville is cordoned off after a shooting. (Oct. 25, 2012/FOX Carolina)
Ernest Dennis Jr. (Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office) Ernest Dennis Jr. (Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Greenville shop worker shot and killed one of the men who tried to rob the store Thursday afternoon, according to Greenville County deputies.

The robbery and shooting happened just after 3 p.m. at Precision Automotive at 1112 Poinsett Highway.

SLIDESHOW: Robber shot by shop worker, deputies say

Master Deputy Laura Campbell said that two men walked into the shop, and at least one of them pointed a gun at a worker and demanded money. She said the worker then pulled his own gun and shot the armed man, killing him.

The second man, identified as 21-year-old Ernest Dennis Jr., of Greenville, was arrested at the scene, Campbell said. Dennis was charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime, criminal conspiracy and armed robbery.

The identity of the man killed during the holdup was not immediately released.

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