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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Suspect Robbing Store Fatally Shot By Customer Carrying Firearm

An armed robber paid a call to a New Orleans T-Mobile store looking for quick cash, but there was one hang up: There was a customer inside who was carrying his concealed handgun.

The New Orleans Police Department told The Times Picayune that last Friday evening, the 28-year-old suspect entered the store brandishing a gun. He ordered all the employees and customers to the back room and demanded the store’s safe be unlocked. It was when he was reaching into the safe that a customer pulled his own firearm and shot the suspect several times. The would-be robber was later pronounced dead at the scene. 

Authorities took both the customer’s gun and the suspected armed robber’s gun into custody. However, the shooting seems to be clearly self-defense. As NOPD Spokesperson Dawne Massey told reporters, “From all accounts it appears there will not be any charges brought forward for this incident.”