Monroe, NC – On Thursday June 24, 2010, officers with the Monroe Police Department were dispatched to a hold up alarm at the Sunny Food Mart located at 1800 Walkup Avenue at 10:17 p.m. Another 911 call said that shots were being fired and a man was shot.
A black male entered Sunny Food Mart, brandished a handgun and demanded money from the two clerks that were working. Gunfire was exchanged between the clerks and the suspect. The suspect, Robert Christopher Young, 23 of Monroe, exact address unknown, was found in front of 302 McIntrye Street. He was transported to CMC-Main where he was later pronounced dead. The clerks, Sopea Pich and Sophia Pich, did not suffer any wounds. Jesus Vergara was a witness.
District Attorney John Snyder advises that neither the 911 tape nor the store video involving the Sunny Food Mart shooting incident will be released until after he reviews them. A decision on whether or not charges will be filed will be made after the District Attorney’s Office reviews the evidence. This should occur sometime next week.