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Deputies: Suspect on the loose after manager opens fire at attempted armed robber

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Suspect in attempted robbery at Anderson Co. business (Source: Anderson County Sheriff's Office) Suspect in attempted robbery at Anderson Co. business (Source: Anderson County Sheriff's Office)
Scene of armed robbery on West Whitner Street (Nov. 3, 2017/FOX Carolina) Scene of armed robbery on West Whitner Street (Nov. 3, 2017/FOX Carolina)
CL's Auto Sales (FOX Carolina/ 12/14/17) CL's Auto Sales (FOX Carolina/ 12/14/17)
CL's Auto Sales (FOX Carolina/ 12/14/17) CL's Auto Sales (FOX Carolina/ 12/14/17)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office said deputies are searching for an attempted armed robbery suspect after an incident on November 3.

Deputies responded to CL's Auto Sales on West Whitner Street around 4:30 p.m. after they said a suspect entered the location with a firearm and attempted to rob workers there.

The suspect held an employee at gunpoint until a manager saw it and shot at the suspect, deputies said.

Deputies said the suspect was between 5'8" and 5'10" tall, slender with dark brown eyes and twists in his hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt with a blue design on the front, and fled the scene in a white Chevy Impala driven by another man.

Store manager Kim Wickware said she was there when the attempted robbery occurred. Wickware said a man came in and said he wanted to buy a car.

Less than a minute later, Wickware said the man told her employee to "give him all the money."

Wickware said she told him no, and that's when she said he pulled out his gun and pointed it at her. Wickware said she then grabbed her gun and fire shots at the suspect. Then, Wickware says the man took off running and got into the white Chevy Impala.

If you recognize the suspect or have information about the incident that would help positively identify the individuals involved, you are urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Detective Bureau and speak with Detective Gambrell at (864) 260-4435.

You can also report tips to the Anderson Area Crime Stoppers by calling 1-888-CRIME-SC.

The Sheriff's Office shared the following footage of the suspect:

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