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MURRAY COIN SHOP CLERK SHOT IN HEAD BY ROBBER

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A Murray coin shop clerk was shot in the head Friday evening by a lone gunman who remains at large but is a good deal richer.

The clerk, Kelly Finnegan, 28, was not seriously injured when he was shot as he worked at Legacy Rare Coins, 153 E. 4370 South, about 6:30 p.m. A man entered the shop about 4:30 p.m., milled around for about two hours, then shot the clerk and fled on foot with about $40,000 in cash and coins.Murray Police Sgt. Pete Fondaco said the man had been in the store several times the past week and usually spent an hour or two each visit. He was "probably just setting it up," Fondaco said.

On Friday the man spoke to Finnegan, and as Finnegan turned around the robber shot him in the head with a small handgun. The bullet struck Finnegan in the forehead, entering about one-half inch below his hairline and exiting on the top right side of his head.

"It just went under his scalp," Fondaco said. Finnegan was taken to St. Mark's Hospital where he was treated and released.

The robber is described as a white male in his mid-50s, 6 feet tall, approximately 180 to 200 pounds, with a space between his front teeth. He is balding with gray hair and a moustache and speaks with a heavy Texas accent.