Suspect pleads guilty to attacking clerk during east side liquor store robbery

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Paul Shipp (left) and Lamarr Coleman (right)

Update (May 11, 2017)– Lamarr Coleman was found guilty and sentenced to serve three years of work release in Community Corrections.

Update (Jan. 30, 2016)– Shipp pleaded guilty to robbery resulting in bodily injury. He will be sentenced on Feb. 16. Coleman is set to go on trial in April.

Original story:

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Police arrested two robbery suspects Wednesday after they allegedly attacked a store clerk.

Officers were called to the Liquor Barn located at 4215 East New York Street on a report of a robbery in progress. Upon arrival, they saw a man leaving the store with a box in his hand.

Officers saw the man, identified as 45-year-old Lamarr Coleman of Indianapolis, reach back inside the store and drop the box. He then walked towards them with his hands raised. Coleman was taken into custody.

A second suspect, identified as 44-year-old Paul Shipp of Indianapolis, was located inside the store and was allegedly assaulting the clerk, who suffered a possible broken nose.

Detectives said a large amount of cash and two bottles of liquor was found inside the box.

Coleman faces a preliminary charge of robbery.

Shipp faces preliminary charges of robbery, strangulation, intimidation and battery.

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