Gas station clerk who killed would-be robber won't be charged

Prosecutors say clerk acted in self-defense in December shooting

April 01, 2011|Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun

A gas station clerk who shot and killed a would-be robber at a Laurel gas station in December won't be charged, the Anne Arundel state's attorney's office announced Friday.

Prosecutors say that Mapher Amin Ibrahim, 48, acted in self-defense when he shot Josue Alberto Angel, 29, on Dec. 28. Police had said that Angel entered a Chevron Gas Station and Dunkin Donuts in the 3400 block of Laurel Fort Meade Road with the intent to rob the store, and had indicated he was armed. Ibrahim, who was working as a clerk at the store, then shot Angel, according to officials.

Angel, of the 12500 block of Carland Place in Laurel, was taken to Prince George's County Hospital where he later died.

Prosecutors reviewed police reports, videos and visited the scene prior to making the decision not to charge Ibrahim, according to a statement from the state's attorney's office. Prosecutors also "conducted extensive research into the laws regarding self-defense," the statement said.

don.markus@baltsun.com

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