When two men entered Jonathan’s Pharmacy in Apple Valley, Calif., Friday evening wearing bandanas over their faces, the pharmacist and two technicians on duty suspected that they were up to no good. But when they approached the counter, announced a robbery and pulled out a revolver, the pharmacist knew he had to act quickly to defend his life and that of his staff.
Fortunately, he had a .45-cal. handgun behind the counter, which he retrieved without alerting the suspects. He opened fire, striking one of the men in the leg and arm, and prompting the other to flee.
The Apple Valley Sheriff’s Department found the injured suspect at the scene a short time later, but according to witnesses, his accomplice had fled and remains at large. The wounded suspect was treated for “non-life-threatening” injuries, but aside from being shaken up by the incident, no one else was hurt.