A man accused of bursting into a convenience store demanding money was in the hospital Friday after he was shot by the great-great-grandmother working behind the counter.
Janet Grammer was filling in for the regular clerk Thursday afternoon when a man entered the store waving a gun and fired two shots at the back wall.
"I think he thought I was an old woman and would just give him the money," Grammer, 64, said Friday. "My life was at stake. I thought he was going to kill me."
So she pulled a pistol out from under the cash register and fired once, hitting the man in the chest. He fell to the ground, dropped his gun and fled. Grammer fired two more shots as he was running away.
The sheriff's report said a man fitting the suspect's description and injury went to a hospital a short time later. He told doctors he shot himself.