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High Point store owner seriously hurt in armed robbery

HIGH POINT, N.C. — A High Point man was arrested in connection with an armed robbery that left a convenience store owner seriously injured Friday morning. 

Dennis James Slade Jr., 22, was armed with a gun when he approached the owner of the Triangle Grocery at 1101 Hickory Chapel Road as the store was being opened, police said.  After attacking the owner, the suspect made off with undisclosed property. 

Police said they arrived around 7 a.m. to find the victim “bleeding from a serious assault.”

The victim is at High Point Regional Hospital with injuries described as “serious.” Police did not say how he was injured.

Slade is charged with attempted first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. 

No other details were provided. 

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