Shots exchanged after store robbery

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A man who police say robbed the Vineyard Food Market in the 5900 block of Crestwood Boulevard in Birmingham was found with a gunshot wound shortly after getting into a shootout with a store employee.

Birmingham police Sergeant Johnny Williams says a white male entered the Vineyard Food Market around 9:16p.m. Tuesday robbing the store with a handgun.

The suspected robber got away with an unknown amount of cash.

Police say the store employee followed the suspected robber out of the store where shots were exchanged between the two men.

After the gunfire ended the alleged robber was dead with several gunshot wounds.

The store owner was not hurt.

It will be up to the district attorney to decide if any charges will be filed. The coroner is expected to issue a report as to exactly what happend.