Bystander stabs, kills robbery suspect

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- Authorities are investigating an attempted robbery and a fatal stabbing at a convenience store Friday morning.

Sgt. Hancel Woods with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to an armed robbery attempt at the Kangaroo at 1140 County Road 309 and found Jeffrey Charles Lohman dead on the scene.

Witness Sharon Shebester said her 37-year-old son Anthony "Tony" Shebester was inside the convenience store when Lohman allegedly entered the store with a tee shirt wrapped around his face. Sharon followed Lohman into the store and saw him holding a box cutter to the throat of the store clerk, a man in his late sixties or early seventies named Joe.

Tony sprang into action, according to Sharon, jumping over the counter, wrestling Lohman away from the clerk and attempted to subdue him. Lohman was allegedly able to throw Tony around like a rag doll, Sharon detailed, even though Tony is much larger in height and weight than Lohman. In the midst of the struggle, Tony stabbed Lohman in the center of the chest. Sharon called police and Tony tried to stop the bleeding, giving Lohman CPR.

Woods confirmed a bystander came to the aid of the store during an attempted armed robbery. Sgt. Woods said neither the bystander or clerk were injured during the struggle.


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