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Suspected Armed Robber Shot and Killed by Pharmacist

Incident happened around 5:30 Friday morning when a man walked into the pharmacy wearing a mask and wielding a gun.
DUMAS, AR -- A man is dead after a failed attempt to rob a local pharmacy.

According to Dumas police, 31-year-old Tavell Lawson entered Meador Pharmacy around 5:30 a.m. Friday wearing a mask and wielding a gun, then demanded money from the pharmacist, who was just opening the store.

The pharmacist initially retreated, but when he could retreat no longer, he pulled his own concealed weapon and shot and killed the masked gunman.

Police say the pharmacist is a concealed-carry permit holder.
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