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The Walgreens customer who killed a would-be-robber Monday night has been cited for carrying a concealed weapon but won't face a charge in the shooting.
Harry J. McCullough III, 32, had a permit to carry a loaded handgun in plain view typically in a holster but did not have a concealed weapons permit, said Omaha Police Officer Jacob Bettin.
McCullough pulled his handgun from the waistband of his pants when he shot and killed Marquail Thomas, a shotgun-wielding 18-year-old and would-be-robber at the Walgreens in Benson Monday night, Bettin said.
McCullough was not arrested in connection with Thomas' death, and Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said Tuesday afternoon that he would not file charges in connection with the shooting.
Bettin said two masked men had entered the Walgreens at 6101 Northwest Radial shortly before 9 p.m.
He said one of the men pointed the shotgun in the direction of the cash register, where several customers were standing in line.
McCullough fired several shots as the shotgun-wielding suspect pointed his weapon at customers. Thomas was hit several times. He fled from the store but collapsed outside.
McCullough then grabbed a second masked man and held him until police arrived, Bettin said.
Thomas was taken to Creighton University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
The second suspect, who authorities identified as 17-year-old Angelo Douglas, was booked into the Douglas County Youth Center on suspicion of robbery and use of a weapon to commit a felony.
Nebraska law allows individuals to use force when their life or another person's life is threatened.
The Walgreens store was open for business Tuesday, with several customers shopping. A few chatted about the crime.
Store employees said they were not allowed to comment. Calls to Walgreens' corporate offices were not returned.
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