December 9th, at approx. 9:30pm: Three armed robbers rob a CVS in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. One of the robbers went directly to the Bold Pizza Shop, a local family owned pizza restaurant.
As the robber reached over the counter and tried to take cash from the register, the employee didn’t back down, and got into a physical struggle with him. The robber began to strangle the employee. It was then that the victim’s son grabbed a handgun from under the counter and shot the suspect one time in the face.
There was money on the floor and there was also some broken glass inside the store, and there was also a large amount of blood. From following the trail of blood, we also found some cash in the subway where the victim was found,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.
The man fled the store, leaving a trail of blood that police followed roughly two city blocks to a SEPTA station on Spring Garden Street where the man was found. He was rushed to Jefferson Hospital in critical condition.
The pizza shop did not open for business on Friday. Neighbors realize that the employee’s son, a 14-year-old, was protecting his parent. “I think most people would do that in that situation to protect someone they love, and they’re being threatened so violently,” said Nina Adams. Neighbor Raina Harris added, “I am very proud and it’s kind of sad that a 14-year-old had to shoot the suspect, but it was quick thinking and I’m glad they were able to catch the person so fast.”
According to investigators, three men demanded money from the store clerk, but she did not have the code to open the register. One of the men allegedly slammed the cash drawer on the ground, but all three fled the store without taking anything.
No arrests or charges were reported the morning after the robberies and shooting.