Thursday, February 21, 2008

North Carolina: Would-be robber shot at restaurant

Charlotte, North Carolina

From Charlotte Observer of February 21, 2008
Would-be robber shot at restaurant

A would-be robber had life-threatening injuries after being shot by his intended victim at a northern Charlotte restaurant late Wednesday, police said.

The suspect was taken to Carolinas Medical Center after the 9:20 p.m. shooting at Floyd's Homestyle Cooking restaurant on Graham Street. Some of his bloodied clothes were strewn in the parking lot of the restaurant. Nearby, two guns lay on a sidewalk.

Police haven't released an account of what happened during the shooting, but Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Spokesman Officer Hassan Peterson said the restaurant was closed when the first officers arrived.

Police interviewed the man working at the restaurant and homicide investigators planned to interview him again late Wednesday.

It was the second time in less than three months that someone working at a business shot a potential robber.

In December, a man shot a teenager who was trying to rob his west Charlotte convenience store.

On that day, two teens walked into the Bradford Food Mart demanding money and at least one of them was armed.

So was the store's owner.

The owner and one of the suspects fired their weapons, and one of the suspects was hit in the stomach. The owner wasn't hurt and the injured teen survived.

From WBTV of February 21, 2008
Would-Be Robber Shot

A suspected robber is in the hospital after police say he was shot by his intended victim.

It happened around 9:00 Wednesday night on North Graham Street in Charlotte.

Police say the gunman tried to rob a worker in the parking lot of Floyd's Restaurant.

That worker also had a gun and shot the gunman in the face.

Medic was called to the scene and took the gunman to the hospital with very serious injuries.

No word if any charges will be filed.

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