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Man Opens Fire Inside D.C. Whole Foods

December 3, 2018

By Eyasu Delesa

A man opened fire during an attempted robbery inside the  H Street Whole Foods on Sunday, police say.

The suspect, 28 year-old Michael Whatley Jr of Southeast D.C., entered the Whole Foods located at the 600 Block of Northeast around 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning. 

Once inside, he brandished a gun and demanded money from a cashier.  A struggle ensued.

During the struggle, the suspect discharged the weapon, striking the victim.

Whatley Jr then fled the scene. He was arrested later and charged with assault with intent to rob while armed. 

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