Clerk survives being shot in the face during robbery, second suspect on the loose

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LAWTON, Okla. – A clerk is lucky to be alive after she was shot in the face during a robbery but police are still searching for one of the suspects behind the shooting.

Authorities say a black man wearing dark clothing, a dark bandana around his face and dark headgear walked into the Stripes store around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday.

The man allegedly walked up to the clerk and immediately shot her in the face.

He then walked around the counter and took some items from the store.

A second man, who was wearing a red bandana around his face, stood at the door.

After allegedly taking a few items, both suspects fled the store.

A witness walked into the store a few minutes later and called police.

The clerk was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Amazingly, the bullet did not hit any major arteries and she was able to give police a description of the suspects.

Police quickly arrested 25-year-old Jerrell Thomas, who allegedly admitted to the robbery and being the shooter.

However, officers are still searching for the second suspect.

If you have any information on the crime, call the Lawton Police Department.