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Walmart employee fatally shoots robbery suspect, police say

Man shot dead in Sunrise

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(Michael Cary/CNN)

SUNRISE, Fla. – A Wal-Mart employee in Sunrise has fatally shot a man who attempted to rob him, according to police.

The Sun Sentinel reports that the incident occurred early Wednesday in the parking out outside the store.

The employee, who went to his car, was approached by an unidentified man armed with a handgun, police said. Following an exchange of words between the two, the employee pulled out a weapon and fired multiple shots, killing the suspect, according to police.

Sunrise Police Department spokesman Chris Piper says the employee shot the man in self-defense. He says the employee has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

The incident remains under investigation.