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Milwaukee man gets probation for involvement in grocery store holdup


MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A Milwaukee man will spend four years on probation, after he was involved in a grocery store holdup that was foiled by a customer with a concealed weapon.

The case made big news because it was the first crime to be prevented because of the state’s concealed carry law, which was only three months old at the time.

21-year-old Edyon Hibbler was sentenced this week. He did not get any more jail time other than the year he served while the case was going through the courts.

Hibbler was waiting outside when his partner Dierre Cotton was threatening a cashier at a Milwaukee Aldi’s store with a sawed-off shotgun.

Customer Nazir Al-Mujaahid shot Cotton in the leg and grazed him on the head. He and Hibbler were arrested later, and were charged in the Aldi’s incident and two other Milwaukee store holdups.

The 21-year-old Cotton has pleaded guilty to the 3 robberies, and will be sentenced April 8th.

Al-Mujaahid was not charged – although he was not allowed to have the concealed weapon inside the store. He’s still waiting for authorities to give him his gun back.