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Citizen pulls gun on gas station robbers

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Deion Watson (left) is in custody.  Markel Wright (right) is still at large. Deion Watson (left) is in custody. Markel Wright (right) is still at large.
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC -

One man is behind bars, and another is on the run after an armed robbery at a Kangaroo Gas Station in Mount Pleasant.

Police responded to the store at 2846 Highway 17 about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday night as two masked men attempted an armed robbery.

A police investigation revealed that two black males entered the business with shirts covering their faces and presented a firearm to the clerk and proceeded to rob the business of an undisclosed amount of money.

As the armed robbers were leaving, a passerby saw what was happening and pulled his own gun, challenging the suspects at gunpoint.

One of the suspects, Markel Wright, escaped, but the other, Deion Watson, was taken into custody.

If you have any information about this crime, you are asked to call the Mount Pleasant Police Department at 884-4176, or CrimeStoppers at 554-1111.

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