A man found shot in the head inside a car at Seventh and Callowhill Streets on Monday night may have been shot while trying to rob someone a few minutes earlier with what turned out to be a BB gun, Philadelphia police said Tuesday.
The suspected robber remained hospitalized in critical condition, while a 17-year-old who may have assisted him in the robbery was taken into custody. No charges have yet been filed and police didn’t identify them. But police did say the 21-year-old man they may have targeted was legally carrying a firearm.
According to police, the events began around 5:50 p.m., when a 29-year-old man got out of his gray Chevrolet Cruze on the 300 block of South 10th Street. Police said someone put a gun to the back of his head and said: “Give me everything.” The man handed over his cellphone and wallet, while the person with the gun and another male — both described as wearing dark clothing — got into the car and drove away.
ATLANTA — Atlanta police responded to a midtown Chick-Fil-A where they say an armed citizen stopped an attempted burglary.
Police received a call after 3 p.m. Tuesday about a man who entered the restaurant inside Colony Square with a gun and demanded cash.
Atlanta police originally said the man fired three shots inside the restaurant, according to witness reports.
However, police later said the shots came from an armed citizen who tried to stop the robbery.
As the man ran from the restaurant, Sgt. John Chafee said several people nearby saw what was going on and attempted to stop him.
One of them fired two shots and held the robbery suspect at gunpoint until officers arrived.
No one was injured in the shooting. No charges at this time are expected against the citizen.
The suspect was identified Tuesday at 23-year-old Willie Gloston IV. He is charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He is in the Fulton County Jail.