The man who was killed while attempting to rob a northeast side liquor store on Friday has been identified.

The would-be robber was 30-year-old Elliot Lawrence.

Police say Lawrence was shot Friday night by the clerk at Boulevard Spirits in the 5700 block of Randolph Boulevard.

Investigators say Lawrence entered the store around 9 p.m., threatened the clerk with a Taser and demanded cash.

The clerk reached for a handgun and fired several shots, hitting Lawrence twice.

Lawrence died at the scene in front of the store.