Here's a link to the story: Apparently, this the same story where an armed robber shot another clerk, a woman (who also returned fire with her own gun). The clerk being charged is the woman's husband. Obviously, shoplifting isn't a crime punishable by death. The police don't think these 2 shootings are related, but I wouldn't be surprised if the clerk being charged suffers either from depression either from her injury (she was hospitalized for her injury and still hasn't returned from her work), or anger at the way people in the community are treating the store. Not that the shoplifter is any angel. He's got a criminal record, including a recent 2014 incident where he tried to kidnap a 6-year old girl who was walking home by herself.