A criminal was ventilated by the clerk, a marine reservist, after attempted to rob metro shop at around 4pm. The Robber was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the DailyMail the shopkeeper at a Metro PCS store in Philadelphia has shot and killed an armed robber who burst in brandishing a gun.
The incident occurred shortly after 4pm on Monday at the corner of 70th and Elmwood Streets in Southwest Philadelphia, and was caught on surveillance video.
The video shows the would-be robber enter the store with a handgun, tossing a bag on the counter and demanding the clerk fill it with phones.
The clerk, licensed to carry a firearm, doesn’t hesitate to draw a handgun from his waistband, and fires multiple times at the crook.
Liveleak writes that according to one eyewitness, “Out of nowhere, I heard about 10 gunshots,”.
Reports of gunfire came on the initial call. Police rushed to the corner of 70th and Elmwood Streets in Southwest Philadelphia.
“When they arrived on scene, they were met by an employee of MetroPCS,” Philadelphia Police Capt. Scott Drissel said.
It turns out that shooting happened inside the MetroPCS cell phone store.
“The guy that works at MetroPCS run out of the store with a gun in his hand,” said the witness.
Around 4:10 p.m. Monday, a man wearing a hoodie could be seen in surveillance video entering the store with a handgun. He tosses what the store owner says is a bag toward the sole employee, telling him to fill it with phones.
Little did the would-be robber know that the employee was armed.
“He discharged his firearm at the robbery suspect numerous times, striking him,” Drissel said.