Metro PCS, a cell phone store in Sacramento, Calif., was the target for an armed robbery Sunday, Feb. 17. However, the robber didn’t expect to find an armed citizen working in the store. The employee shot the armed suspect once according to a report by News10 ABC. The suspect died from the gun shot wound.
The incident happened around 3:00 when the armed robber entered the store, approached a store employee, then proceeded to enter the store’s office, where he was presumed to be looking for cash, cell phones and other electronics. This was the third robbery at the store.
According to the report, Sacramento Sheriff's Department Sgt. Jason Ramos made the following statement in reference to the incident.
“You can use deadly force if you decide your life is in imminent danger. This guy comes in with a gun, you can assume he intends to do you harm.”
The incident is still under investigation, but police say that the store employees are cooperating completely and customers of the store stand behind the employee’s actions, stating that they believe them to be justified.
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