55 minutes after trying to rob one liquor store - and failing - he tried again.
Gayton walked into Jet-Way Liquors, where he reportedly pulled a gun on store owner Charles Kellogg while demanding cash.The getaway driver is in custody, tied to at least 2 of the crimes as well.
Police say Kellogg fired a single shot, killing Gayton.
Police spokesman Lt. Skip Arms said Kellogg’s shot ended a weeklong crime wave by Gayton, who began his spree Nov. 20 at The Schnapps Box, a liquor store on South Chelton Road, where the 21-year-old pulled a gun and demanded cash in a noon holdup.
Self-defense works, and when someone like Mr. Kellogg stops a violent criminal, we are all safer.