CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A would-be gas station robber ended up at Children's Hospital after being shot by the store's clerk early Saturday morning, law enforcement said.

According to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, a juvenile male ran into the Shell station on the corner of East Arapahoe Road and South University Boulevard just before 6 a.m. The juvenile had a gun and tried to hold up the gas station.

In response, a clerk at the Shell pulled out a gun and shot the would-be robber, the Sheriff's Office said.

The clerk was unhurt. The suspect was taken to Children's Hospital. 

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