Pierce County sheriff's deputies have arrested four men suspected in a robbery at a Tacoma-area gas station that ended with one robber firing at the clerk as they fled.
Prosecutors have charged the four with first-degree robbery. Two also face charges of driveby shooting and assault.
Detectives released surveillance images of two robbers last week in hopes of identifying them.
The robbery occurred early March 5 when two men went into the Union 76 Mini-Mart at 10505 Steele St. S. and tried to steal several cases of beer.
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The clerk prevented the robbers from taking the beer, and they ran to a waiting car, charging documents state. The clerk chased after them and broke off a door handle of the car as it sped off.
As the car turned out of the parking lot, the front seat passenger fired four or five shots out the window, charging documents state. The clerk believed the shots were fired at him.
A nearby customer dove into his truck to avoid the gunfire. One bullet hit the driver’s side tire of the man’s truck.
On Friday, two men turned themselves into police and initially said they didn’t know the shooter. The gunman later was identified and arrested, as was the alleged getaway driver, the documents state.