Toledo clerk charged with shooting death of robber

Lamar Allen

A North Toledo carryout clerk who shot and killed a would-be-robber is now facing criminal charges.

28-year-old Bandar Abu-Karsh has been indicted on a charge of voluntary manslaughter.

The Lucas County Grand Jury concluded Abu-Karsh didn't act in self defense when he gunned down 25-year-old Lamar Allen on November 21.

Police say Allen and 25-year-old Joseph Hunter tried to rob the Express Carryout that day but ended up getting in a gun gight with the clerk.

Allen was killed. Hunter got away but was later arrested.

If convicted Abu-Karsh could get 11 years in prison. Acourt date has not been set.

What do you think of the charges? Are they fair? Do you think the shooting was justified? What would you have done if you were in the clerk's shoes? Post your comments below.