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Rodney Duve, Texas store owner, allegedly kills man for stealing beer

Rodney James Duve, faces charges for allegedly killing a 39-year-old man who tried to steal beer from his store CBS affiliate KZTV

Rodney James Duve, faces charges for allegedly killing a 39-year-old man who tried to steal beer from his store
CBS affiliate KZTV
(CBS/AP) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The owner of a South Texas convenience store has been charged with murder for allegedly shooting a 39-year-old man who tried to steal beer from his shop, according to CBS affiliate KZTV.

Rodney James Duve was being held Sunday in the Nueces County jail with bond set at $35,000.

The station reports Corpus Christi police said a known gang member came into Duve's store on Saturday night, grabbed a couple of packs of beer and tried to walk out without paying.

Investigators reportedly said 52-year-old Duve shot the alleged robber before he could get away. Police

Duve was arrested at the store. The robbery suspect, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital where he died.

A police spokeswoman did not immediately return a phone message seeking additional information.


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