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Employee fatally shot by shoplifter at Auburn Gresham store

A store manager was fatally shot while trying to stop a shoplifter at a Family Dollar store in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood Tuesday evening on the South Side.

JQuinn McCune, 30, was working at the store in the 7900 block of South Ashland when he saw someone inside stealing items about 5 p.m., according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

When confronted, the shoplifter pulled out a gun and opened fire, hitting him in the chest, police said.

McCune, of the 1400 block of Hickory Hollow Drive in Flint, Michigan, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died, authorities said.

The shooter ran away, police said. No one was in custody as of Wednesday morning.