Charges filed against man in Shelbyville gas station robbery, shooting

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A Greensburg man now faces charges related to a robbery at a Shelbyville gas station in which the clerk pulled out a gun and opened fire.

David Hobbs, 23, is charged with robbery resulting in serious bodily injury, two counts of robbery and theft.

Hobbs and another man, Christopher Meisberger, 30, Shelbyville, entered the CountryMark gas station store at 215 E. Broadway St. on Dec. 3. They asked for a key to the outside bathroom and left the store. The clerk, David Martin, went to check on some equipment outside. When he returned to the store, he saw Hobbs stealing cigarettes and confronted him.

Martin told police Hobbs hit him in the face and put him in a headlock. Martin pulled out a gun and fired a shot that hit Meisberger, who stood in the doorway.

Hobbs ran out of the store–Martin briefly chased him. Police found Hobbs about 45 minutes later hiding in some bushes. An air ambulance took Meisberger to an Indianapolis hospital.

Police said Hobbs admitted he stole cigarettes from the store, but downplayed the confrontation with Martin.

Prosecutors have not filed charges against Meisberger and said he wouldn’t face any for now.

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