Topeka man accused of robbing gas station, shooting clerk sentenced to 13 years in prison

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TOPEKA, Kan. — A man was sentenced on Monday to 13 years in prison for allegedly robbing a gas station and shooting the clerk.

Prosecutors say 41-year-old Corey Eugene Johnson of Topeka pleaded guilty to one count of robbery in connection to the July 28, 2013 robbery of Valero gas station.

According to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom, Johnson admitted that he entered the gas station and demanded money. Johnson also admitted that he was armed with a .40 caliber handgun, which he used to shoot the store’s clerk when the clerk refused to give him money. In his plea, Johnson added that he made a customer in the store open the cash register.

Police say the clerk survived the shooting.



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